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Vacation Recap

June 11th, 2016 at 06:33 am

I got back yesterday, and today I'm resting up and catching up. It was a good trip, but also exhausting. Even though it was pretty low-key. We ate out twice, went to the Butterfly Rainforest and Florida Museum, and visited several parks and playgrounds.

My DIL loved her birthday gifts, and loved getting to celebrate a little early!

Here are the vacation totals:

Food: $106
Gas: $138
Lodging: $207
Entertainment: $39

So I didn't meet my goal of sneaking under $400. However, I will get a $50 gift card for booking two nights in Choice hotels, so that gets me closer.

I also did some shopping, which I didn't count as a vacation expense.

Clothing: $135
Gifts: $51
Furnishings/Equipment/Decor: $23

The clothing was a pair of Merrells I bought at a clothing outlet while on the road, and some underwear and socks I found on sale at Kohl's. I also found a scatter rug on sale at Kohl's, so I bought that, too. I did get a $10 Kohl's cash coupon, so I will use that next week. Even though it is $10 off a $30 purchase. I think they used to be just $10; no other purchase requirement. The gifts were clothes and treats for the grandchildren.

So, while it was a fairly frugal vacation, it was kind of a spend-a-thon, too.

I kept track of what I ate, but not the calories. I'll try to figure those out today and will post later. I will say, it will not be good. But on the other hand, I did not eat everything in sight. Smile

Very glad to be home and resting up! It's really hot -- hotter than it was in Florida, as we were feeling the effects of the tropical storm (Clinton?)

Oh, and I was able to transport the keyboard with no problem. Everything fit!

2 Responses to “Vacation Recap”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Looks like very reasonable spending to me! Even though we got back Sunday night (well, Monday morning), I still haven't gotten over my exhaustion from my trip. I was so sleep-deprived that I've been having trouble sleeping, if you know what I mean. Plus my socializing limits have been more than hit. I'm holing up inside today, getting some cleaning done and trying to decompress.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Glad the keyboard fit!

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