|I didn't take this picture, but I'll post some soon.|
- $180- entrance for all of us to zoo (with no discounts, free parking)
- $250- entrance to Sea World after discount coupon ($20 off per ticket)
- $12 - Sea World parking
- $75- hotel (after using hotel points. Two rooms would have been a lot more)
- $75- gasoline
- $300- food (The way I figure it, with six people and high temps, we'll have several drink purchases both days in addition to meals. And treats. Maybe this is a little high but I'd rather be prepared.)
It's hard to believe how quick the money goes. I dream of taking the family to Hawaii, but it might take a winning lottery ticket to get us there. Still, we have fun on these little trips. And hopefully they appreciate the time together and learn not to take life's pleasures for granted. One of my most cherished memories is from three years ago when we went to Sea World and were able to get in the water with a dolphin. It was amazing, but not cheap! Those kinds of things are few and far between for us but that's what makes them special.
|Amy, Kaitlyn, me, Brandon, Mike 2008|
What about you? What family trips are your favorite, or what great deals have you found for stretching those vacation dollars?