Story: 50 states memories

A major story we’re working on in our family is visiting all 50 states before the kids are both out of the house… we still have 10 years for the littlest. I love to scrapbook but I admit that the thought of creating a full travel scrapbook for each child and then one for my husband and I , is […]

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Columbus Zoo {Ohio}

Last summer we took a weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio.  There are some really fun things to do there with kids.  I’ve already posted about the waterfall we visited just minutes from town… but today I’m finally posting our trip to the zoo. First and formost we went 4th of July weekend and they offered FREE ADMISSION to current and […]

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Free /cheap in March. Various states

My family LOVES to travel.  My blog isn’t about “things to do” where we live- it’s about things to do anywhere!  We love to experience new things all of the time and so I try to find interesting things to do anywhere.  Any time I post these monthly ideas of free/cheap things to do- I try to find things in a variety of places… Some of them we’ve been to, and some of them we would LOVE to go to if the chance ever comes up- here’s some fun things for March California: Asian Art Museum– San Francisco – Free the first Sunday of each month as part of the Target First Free Sunday program. Georgia: Children’s Museum of Atlanta– Atlanta- Free the second Tuesday (March 14) as part of the Target Free admission program. Florida: Fort George Island Cultural State Park– Jacksonville- FREE ADMISSION. open 8am-Sundown. Texas: Houston Zoo-Houston-  Free First Tuesday afternoon (March 7) noon-5pm (zoo closes at 6pm)  You can get advance tickets up to a week in advance, or at the door the day of.  Runs September- May. Ohio: Columbus Zoo– Columbus:  Half price admission through March 17.  We traveled to this zoo last summer and it was FANTASTIC- I’ll finally be posting about it this month but trust me when I say- It’s worth every penny- your kids will love it! Michigan: Belle Isle Nature Center–  Detroit- Free admission with admission to Belle Isle State […]

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Free and cheap things to do in August

CALIFORNIA: San Diego & OC Fair Bounceback  (click here for the official website) Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 15-August 14. If you are a San Diego Fair Best Pass Ever holder, visit Guest Services during the San Diego County Fair and receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Fair. Physical ticket must be presented. E-tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted for promotion. Active Military & Veterans Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase ½ price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2016 OC Fair. Military ID required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six ½ price tickets may be purchased. Read & Ride Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides. Click here to download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program. COLORADO: Denver: *Free movie at Skyline Park- movie begins ad dusk with entertainment an hour before.  August 6- Grease (made possible by  Southwest Airlines) *Monday movie at Infinity Park – gates open at 7pm and movie starts […]

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Columbus, Ohio waterfall

We recently took a family vacation to Columbus, OH.  We had a quick change of plans due to the recent flooding in West Virginia affecting our original road trip. I was bummed we had to cancel our waterfall road trip so while we were in Columbus, OH- I googled “waterfalls in Ohio” to see what popped up.  Much to my […]

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