With Mikaela leaving for college soon, I am determined to make this summer a summer of fun, as this might be her last summer at home with us. If she is anything like her big sister Maddie, once Maddie went off to college she got an apartment and started adulting after her first year. (And by adulting, I mean basically paying her own way.) So, with the determination to make this a summer of fun, we are planning day trips with my two at home.
Now day trips can be quite expensive especially when you add in gas, snacks, souvenirs etc. but there are ways that cost can be cut as well. First plan your days like where you are going and then make a budget, like where most of your money is going to go.
Now we have taken a lot of trips this summer with very low cost. One because we don’t to a lot of touristy items but we look for fun free things to do, even if it is just a walk around the water. We have totally been busy this summer.
We have taken trips to Greensboro, touring the campus that Mikaela will be attending as well as attending the open house for her program.
Then to Little Washington to walk beside the river where we saw a group of kids learning to sail.
Then to the North Carolina Museum of Art to experience some culture. I mean how often do you get to see the works of Monet and Rodin.
Then to Gracie’s favorite museum, Crabtree Mall in Raleigh. (Yep she is a typical teen.)
Of course, we always stock up on snacks and with being on the go most of the time sometimes I don’t have time to shop. That is where Jet comes into play. I found this incredible site that I can stock up on all our summer essentials. I can just pack the picnic basket that I get through there with all the snacks that hungry teens will like and it is off we go on an adventure. Plus it is easier than going to the grocery store.
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In fact, I am writing this story as we on the road to another adventure. Heading to Wilmington to try out the Jason’s Deli down there as well as to put flowers on my sister’s grave and maybe a boat ride. Who knows where the day will lead us.
But our summer of fun doesn’t stop there we still have more plans in the work for trips to Carowinds, South Carolina to visit a dear friend, Raleigh to visit more museums and even a trip to a beach or two.
So, tell me what do you stock up on for your summer essentials?