Well it's one of those weeks again!!
We just started back to doing our lessons again this week, I don't like the word "school" ;), and we're already planning a big "field trip"!! Well my son turns 9 this Sunday and his absolute love in life is Lego's. We've already taken him to the Lego store in Orlando (Downtown Disney) many times and even to Legoland in California. Well this time we wanted to stay close to home, but still surprise him with a "Lego Trip", so we're going to Chicago!! (Yes, I'm aware of how cold it will be and am making preparations for that!!) They have a Lego Store and a Legoland Discovery Center which has some hands on activities, a small ride, and a few other things, that I think he will love. We had his party this past Sunday and most of the people who came got him Lego Gift Cards, or just money to use there, and he ended up with $210 to spend in the Lego store!! WOW!!! That should be fun!!
And since we're going to Chicago, we thought it would be fun to visit some of the great museums and attractions while we're there. We're leaving Friday and will be back on Monday. Our trip has actually become very frugal. My husband periodically travels for work, so we have enough hotel points for two nights at a hotel and for our third night, we used Priceline and got a great hotel for only $52 after tax and everything. So for three nights, we only have to pay $52 bucks!!
Also, we already have a pass to the Cincinnati Museum Center which allows us to use that pass at many museums across the country for free admission there (what a great benefit!!). So we'll be using that to go to the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry all for free!!
We're also going to the Sears tower (not so frugal!!), having some yummy deep dish Chicago pizza and driving by Wrigley Field!! So for about $400 (including gas, food and transit passes) we can have a 3 night, 4 day trip to Chicago!! I think that's a pretty frugal vacation, especially considering how much we're doing while we're there!!
So anyway, with that being said, I'm a little busy with preparations for that as well as our lessons, so I haven't gotten a chance to post any deals yet, but I will try to get some up today, there are a few good ones!! Sorry!!