Johnny and I had such a fun time over President’s Day weekend, frolicking about in nature and feeling sun on our translucently white skin. It made us want more of the outdoors. At the beginning of the year, we tentatively planned for several mini getaways in 2014. I say “tentatively” because we had to go on one first and make sure it wasn’t a total bust with our one-year-old companion. But I think Sally loved the outdoors as much as we did, which just means she didn’t have any meltdowns.
So we’re excited to plan a few more weekend getaways this year, with only one stipulation — we’ve gotta keep ’em under $350. For our first $350 or less weekend, here’s how we spent our moneys:
Park Fee: $25
Baby Backpack Rental: $15
Total: $360 ($10 over)
Okay, so we didn’t hit $350, but we kept it close! We didn’t account for the park entrance fee, and we weren’t expecting to rent a hiking backpack. But once we got there, we realized our Ergo wasn’t gonna cut it on a long hike. The baby backpack rental was totally worth it. Sally loved it, and, therefore, we loved it. We kept our food costs down by only eating out for dinner two nights. All the other food was brought from home, aside from half a gallon of milk that we bought for Sally once we got there.
Here are the other places we have in mind for mini getaways this year:
- Arches National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- San Francisco
We’re excited to share our other outings as we make them happen! Do you have any mini getaways you’re planning? How do you save?