A public service announcement

Don’t break the bank on weekend entertainment

As 20-somethings, living in the over priced Boston area, Peter and I are always on the look out for good deals, bargains and free events. Sometimes it is hard to pass up the pricey activities, but the savings in the end is worth it. I would like to give some encouragement to any one else that might find themselves in the same position.

We spent this weekend doing some great things around New England. All of it, with the exception of gas and food, was FREE FREE FREE. We scored ourselves a free $35 whale watch which was fantastic. In addition to seeing whales we learned a ton about them and also about Stellwagen Bank, a national marine sanctuary. From there we toured the Cape Pond Ice Company and learned all about the ice and fishing industries. Saturday was a very educational day.

On Sunday we got up early and drove to Mt Washington and climbed the nearby Imp Face Trail. Not only did we get a great, natural workout, but we got to spend the whole day with Dad and Corey and see some FANTASTIC views of New Hampshire’s Presidential mountain range. Also we saw a bear. Imagine that!

Sometimes it is hard to believe that there are free things to do outside of watching cable (which really isn’t free, is it?) Luckily for those of us strapped of cash there are ways of finding exciting, free activites. So, check out the web, the newspapers and signs posted on local telephone poles and get out there without spending a fortune!

3 thoughts on “A public service announcement

  1. Peter

    And of course, if your wife is an expert at buying food and packing lunches, the food can be fairly cheap too! Thanks for getting all of that stuff ready for Sunday! The homemade trail mix was especially satisfying at the top. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. jennifair

    Free is my favorite way of doing most things! (and if free is not possible, dirt cheap is a good alternative!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Woo hoo for the whole free-themed weekend! Too bad we don’t have cool free weekends like you have up there… I am tres jealous!

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