Golden’s grandparents gave us $100 for keeping her this week, so we took out $10 for tithing and had an unexpected $90 left for a quick spring break getaway weekend!
We worked hard to count how that gives us $90 for our trip, as opposed to the kindergarteners who initially thought we had $5 to spend.
We brought road trip snacks from home, supplemented by extra treats from friends:
And we stayed in the upstairs floor of a friend’s home (the daughter of Mrs. Wallace, who taught Nathan violin since he was four) instead of getting a hotel:
And instead of stopping for fancy sites, we took our own wiggle breaks at parks and rest stops:
We brought our cereal and milk and bananas and juice for breakfasts, and oranges and crackers for snacks, and tonight we are being hosted for a spaghetti dinner for a gathering of violin students Nathan grew up with – so fun! Today we are going to church history sites for free, and tomorrow we will find something learn-ish-fun to do before driving home again. That leaves us exactly enough for gas to get home, and plenty of fun on a budget!
The kids are doing great counting our dollars and practicing money, and learning about budgets and preparedness (like packing food for the trip instead of buying it on the road) as we go.
Hello, Kansas City!