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Whatta weekend!

December 24th, 2012 at 02:41 pm

On Saturday morning, my BFF called and said that she and her son's family were heading to Chicago. Did I want to meet them at the Aquarium? Sure I did! I took my grandsons and we had a fabulous day. It was so much fun to see how excited little children get about seeing fish! Of course, we saw the dolphin/whale show, too. This was the first time I'd ever been to the Aquarium and I was pretty impressed. Then on Sunday, I met the group again (this time without my grandsons) at Navy Pier. My grandchildren had already been to Winter Wonderland at Navy Pier, and didn't really need to re-experience it. This time, my BFF had a chance to find a quiet spot and catch up with each other. I also got the chance to really enjoy the stained glass museum.

So -- the cost? Whew. Parking alone for the two days was $38. Tickets -- $82. Food -- $33. I also found a darling hand-knit hat for my granddaughter for $27, and I spent $17 on gas.

Add to that, $5 spent on laundry in the early hours before I went into the city.

But it was just one of those things that you have to do when you get the chance! Making memories!

6 Responses to “Whatta weekend!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a great time...glad you took the opportunity!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    What a nice weekend! In my opinion, the whole point of being frugal is so that you have money to spend on what really matters. A fun time with dear friends and grandbabies really matters. Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    Sounds like loads of fun for all, hope you took a few photos to remind you of terrific days on those days that disappoint or frustrate you. All in all you've described two days where monetary outlay was only 1% of 99% delight. We all need spontaneous doses of joy.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    That sounds like a wonderful time with family and BFF!

  5. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Glad you were able to spend time with your friend!

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful time!

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