My oldest was involved with a nature center camp this week, so I decided to round up some of my boy's buddies (and families) and try to hit some of the inexpensive fun things in our town. Wow! It was fun and boy, are we tired!
2. On Tuesday we hit the coolest. playground. ever. It's on a nearby mountain and it's filled with wooden structures, huge slides (even one down a huge hill) and tire towers. We had a total of 17 (I think) other children join us there. We'd never been, but even though it's a 30 minute drive, we'll be sure to go back.
4. Thursday was the best day yet. The boy had a bud with him and so did the youngest. We started out at the streams in front of our aquarium downtown but then moved to another amazing watery fun place. Forgive me, I had to steal the picture from here because I didn't bring my camera on Thursday. These are stairs that lead from the street level all the way down to the river and are covered with rushing water! At the bottom there is a huge wading pool. And if the person taking this picture had turned around and taken another one, you would see large fountains shooting into the river. It really is a cool place!
5. Today we hit the trails near our house and hiked down to a waterfall. With two buds for each of the kiddos, we waded and ate our lunch near the water.
I spent a total of $12 for the entire week (we brought sack lunches to each place), and most of that money was on carousel rides.
So the moral of this story for those who don't live in our town is that your very own town can be a wonderful and frugal place to vacation.
Linked with Friday Finding Beauty, Finer Things Friday, Tickled Pink, 5 Friday Finds, and Frugal Fridays.