We’ve had a very busy few weeks, but it’s all been good. The thing that’s super cool is that we’ve been able to do a lot of fun things at little, or no, cost at all! We were asked to visit a 5 star resort in Sedona, Arizona if we’d agree to sit through a presentation of their vacation package. I never knew you could have so much affordable fun. I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it was to stay in a 5 star resort for free! I practically felt guilty as I soaked in the enormous bathtub with jets!
The view was stellar, especially during sunset when the red rock glowed. It was the perfect weekend, especially since it landed on our 21st anniversary.
Then our daughter, Jess, and I drove 10 minutes to check out a botanical garden. We initially just visited to see if it would be a place where we’d want to bring the whole family and as it turns out the cost to get in was only $3 a person. Score! It is a beautiful little garden well worth the $3. If you’re ever in Orange County, Sherman’s Library and Garden is worth your time to visit. I shared more pics at the Pix-O-Sphere blog’s Travel-Sphere.
After we left, we drove through a local neighborhood and discovered the amazing view of Corona Del Mar. Oh be still my heart! What a lovely place to have a romantic lunch. We drove home and I packed a picnic lunch for my husband and I. I stole him from the office and took him back. We had our lunch while over looking the bay then hiked down the hill to see the tide pools. Field trip! I knew I just HAD to bring the kids back.
So Thursday morning we got up early, packed a picnic lunch, then went to see the tide pools, sea anemone, and hike on the rocks. Homeschooling our kids gives us the advantage of enjoying these amazing vacation spots before the public school kids are released for the summer.
We are so blessed to be able to live in this gorgeous southern California community and not have to spend a fortune in the process. You don’t have to be wealthy to be able to enjoy the world around us. You just gotta know how to look for the best deals in town.
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