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April 5th, 2015 at 05:04 pm

Spent the weekend out of town. It was a mini vacation with extended family. We met at a hotel for two nights ($222 with taxes) I paid for one meal out for the entire group ($90 including tip). There was admission to one venue ($26 after our military discount). I paid for parking ($5). There was one other meal out for the girls and I ($20). And finally, the gas for my van ($40).

That is over $400! I think it was well worth the time to spend with family since we will be much farther apart in the future. And it could have been much more if we had picked a different location or different activities. We did have a visit to an art museum and a park that were completely free. There was a lot of swimming in the hotel pool as well. Smile

In addition to the above trip expenses, I did purchase a swimsuit for my youngest daughter ($40, good quality) so she could swim. She had outgrown her last suit. I also stocked up on three spices we use ALL the time at the store I purchase them from. That was $55! Again, I stocked up and expect these will last over a year.

Now, I'm hoping for a really low spend week for the days ahead. How was your weekend? Was your weekend spendy like mine? Or did you get away with a frugal one?

6 Responses to “Spending”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Just our weekly groceries, a box of wine, a couple Diet Cokes, oh and some Easter fun stuff for the kids -- but their grandparents sent money for that. And I picked up some sparkling wine and sparkling cider to celebrate after closing this coming Thursday. Smile

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    We went away with family camping but it was super low-spend. We overspent last week but this week we are under our budget, which is good! Glad you had lots of fun Smile

  3. scottish girl Says:

    That sounds like it was worth it Smile

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    It sounds like your spending was definitely worth it. I didn't spend much at all over the weekend and am just fine with that.

  5. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    I did well most of the weekend, but last night, we went a little overboard with the spending.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Just spent on groceries this weekend. Other than going to church, didn't really go anywhere.

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

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