as we (now) like to call it: Frugal Friday!
This weeks idea is brought to you by yours truely,
and includes packing a picnic and taking advantage of some of the
free beauty in your "backyard".
Hartwick Pines State Park.
We love parks... and history.
This trip was both, rolled into one!
We enjoyed walking trails, feeding a chipmunk and climb-on equipment
(we didn't see the "no climb" signs in time)
Largest stand of virgin pines in Michigan's lower peninsula
Logging Museum replicating life in the 1880's
And this mammoth: The Monarch Pine
|The boys enjoyed the old equipment|
|... and the playground|
- Don't buy souvineers. You're going to forget about them anyway. Instead take a bunch of free pictures, then print off the best one or two for cheap.
- Take a Buddy. Get a friend to roadtrip with you; free entertainment and someone to split the gas.
- Feed Yourself. Food from tourist spots can cost an arm and a leg. Don't pay in limbs. Instead pack water bottles, snacks for the car ride and a lunch for after your hike.
Do you have an awesome addition for Frugal Friday? Link up so we can all see!