This summer my sisters and myself have made a conscious effort to get together each week. We all live within 20-30 min. of each other (well all except for baby sister away at college), but with busy lives we still don't always get together unless we make it a priority. So for Thifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, I am going to share some of the thrifty things we have done this summer.
Georgia state parks have a free day each week. Add a picnic lunch and enjoy the sun. A park pass is also another way enjoy state parks if you go often.
How to enjoy a baked cheeto.
Gotta have a Cabree Sun (sweet girl's pronunciation)
While we have been enjoying picnic lunches most weeks, today Victoria and Beth took advantage of a summer specials that Arby's is having here in GA. My family took advantage of this special for supper instead. Today was a free sandwich with the purchase of a drink. I am not going to go through the line a bunch of times to get enough for my family, but at our local Arby's you could order all at once at the counter, so you could order five drinks and get five sandwiches for free. I am also not willing to fight for free food or anything else for that matter. Hubby went by Denny's one day when they were offering free food and he said there were cars parked as far as the eye could see---no way!!. My time is worth more than that, so that is not thrifty for me. : )
Meg's mother has opened her pool and is very gracious to let us come and enjoy. This was our fun in the sun this week and honestly this is the fun our children look forward to most. We are so appreciative to have this option in the summer.
Your town, county or state may also have other free attractions. Here we visited a local wetlands center.
Gotta have a blue mouth to enjoy this.
We also have free movies at our local theater. They show a specific movie each week. You must get there early to get a good seat, but it can be fun. We pick and choose which movies to see. Some are movies that I wouldn't pay to see in the theater, but for free, Sure! Here is a link in case they have a Great Escape Theater in your town.
Just a note: Our McDonalds also offers a free latte' on Mondays. If you are out and about on a Monday, pick one up.
Thifty time with the cousins is priceless!