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Frugal Vacation-

May 23rd, 2006 at 05:18 pm

I am doing much planning to help keep our vacation as frugal as possible.

I saved $300 for this trip, plus the bottle return money, plus the gas cards, plus the OT that DH worked last week. This is the first vacation that I have stuck hard and true to a budget on.

The main expenses are GAS and the cost of the site $90.

Groceries would have been purchased anyway, so that will come out of our weekly budget rather than the vacation budget.

I am making a grocery list for all meals. We will cook them all except DH loves this little breakfast diner over there and has requested one breakfast out and one dinner out (tbd).

We are borrowing some DVDs to watch, just in case.

I have checked out some books from the library to take.

I have gathered a couple of new knitting projects from my craft room.

I have the 2 $10 gas cards from Great Fun. A small amount compared to the actual cost, but it is still FREE GAS!

I will be turning in some of the bottles/cans this afternoon. My goal is to make three trips by Sunday.

And DH is taking his quad and we will spend one day on the dunes. (a fun, frugal day)

DH bought 2 new pairs of shorts for the trip...but otherwise, we aren't buying any special 'vacation' clothes.

I hope we get in lots of 'ocean watching' time and that DH gets rested up. He has been working some long hours lately and the wood business will be picking up as soon as we get home. So our time will be packed for the next few months.

I am getting excited for the trip (can you tell?)....6 more days...

4 Responses to “Frugal Vacation-”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Is it just the two of you this time? Hope you have a great trip!

  2. miclason Says:

    woo-hoo! have a great vacation...don't forget to pack sunblock! ouch!

  3. contrary1 Says:

    I hope you need sunblock............ the weather has changed here a bit, I presume you're getting some rain too this week??

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    well, a little rain but mostly clouds. I am enjoying this cooler weather...makes cleaning the trailer so much more comfortable!! Sunblock=packed, just in case Wink

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