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|Tue, 06-22-2010 - 10:18am|
What are your plans for this summer? Do you have a vacation planned? Will you be taking advantage of anything like summer community events--free or otherwise? Do you spend lots of time at the pool or beach? What types of summer activities do you and your family enjoy?
With dh just starting a new job, we're not taking a family vacation this year. However, we have already been camping several times and have more campouts planned through August. I am going to San Francisco in mid-July to visit 26ds for a few days. While I'm gone, 12ds will be at Boy Scout camp for that entire week & dh will join him for a few days at the end of that week. 13ds will stay home w/19ds.
The boys made a schedule of the free movies. We could go to 3 different free movies each week through the beginning of Aug. if we wanted! Most of the weeks, we'll be going to 1 or 2 of them.
While not exactly cheap anymore since the kids now have to pay the adult price, we'll go to the local aquatic centers a few times. If I'm lucky I'll be able to find some B1G1 coupons for that. All of our camping trips are planned around water, so there will be more swim/beach time. 23dd's apartment complex has a pool and we've gone down there a few times to visit her & swim; more of that will most likely happen. :-)
We also have tickets for 3 St. Louis Cardinals games. (I've already been to 2 w/tickets given to me free.) We got free tickets to one of the games and paid a discounted price for the other 2. A friend has 4 season tickets & is very generous! We always take snacks & drinks in order to avoid the outrageous concession prices. Thank you, Busch Stadium, for allowing fans to bring stuff in!
A trip to 6 Flags may or may not happen. If it does, we have a couple of free tickets from a reading program during the school year. Again, we take food along to help w/the costs.
There is always some free community event going on in this area. I like to attend some of those if we're not camping. It's usually a last minute thing if we decide to go to something.