Because some women don't care about shoes, shopping, wine, cooking, cupcake fads, home decorating, the color pink or going with the flow. Not that those women aren't wonderful, I just refuse to pretend to be one.
My husband & I have taken the day off work and even though there will probably be a thunder storm at some point today, I'm going to enjoy it. Although, all our plans were to do things outdoors so this should be interesting.
I'm calling this my "birthday on a dime" to prove that you can still have a good time and not spend a ton of money. Believe it. First up is a trip to the Zoo. We have a membership so technically, this is free. We will most likely bring in Subway (yes, it's allowed) so we aren't tempted to buy expensive concession stand/food court items. While we're at it, we'll use the points on our Subway card to purchase said subs, so those will be free too.
After the zoo we have a couple options. We're not sure which we'll choose to do yet. Either we'll go to the Clippers baseball game or we'll go to Trapper Johns and rent kayaks for a couple hours. If we go to the game, it would cost about $10 per ticket. Not too shabby. If we go to Trapper Johns and print a buy-one-get-one coupon from their website, we could rent two kayaks for $15 total. Hmm.
Who can forget dinner?! A girl's gotta eat, right? If we go to Uno's I could use my coupon for 1 free entree. If we go anywhere else we'll be paying full price but it would be the biggest expense of the day, so that's probably ok. I've been wanting to try Milestone 229 downtown so maybe we'll end up there. It overlooks Bicentennial Park with it's huge fountains.
For the evening, we have another couple options. (Can you tell I'm indecisive?) Perhaps we'll go to Scioto Downs and bet on the horses. Or maybe we'll go downtown to the Columbus Commons to see The Floorwalkers concert. If we go to the harness races, it's free to park and only $2 to bet on a horse! (At least it was $2 before, but now that it's reopened with a new casino and what-not, maybe it's a little more money for each bet. Idk.) The Floorwalkers concert is also free to go to and they're fantastic. If you don't know their stuff, look 'em up.
So maybe you're thinking "but you spent money on gas getting to each place" and that's correct. But our car gets on average, 43 mpg so it's really not that much money. And no, it's not a new hybrid. I'm not a hybrid kinda gal. So there you have it! Birthday on a dime. If we get rained out on everything, we'll just go see a movie for $4 each. SCORE!