Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

That's me, queen of thrift.
If there's a deal to be had, you better believe I'll have it!
Want to know the fun things we have done for free or cheap the last few months?
OK, I'll try to remember them all.
We have gone to the Roy Aquatic center 3 times for free.
We have seen Bugs in 3-D at the Imax in Salt Lake for free, plus played at the Planitarium.
We have played in fountains and splash pads in the park.

We have gone to the Toadally Frogs exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.
Plus we spent the rest of the day wandering through the rest of that amazing museum.
For Free!
We have seen concerts in the park.
We have seen family feature films such as Horton Hears a Who on the big screen, no charge.
We have gone to free Orchestra performances of a Sunday evening.
We got a membership to the Ogden Nature Center for $35 for the whole year.
That membership also includes free admission to Union station and Dinosaur Park every week day.
We also get free admission to Hoggle Zoo the First Thursday of the month and free admission to Tracey Aviary one day a month as well.
If we break it down that equals just about $1 per person/venue if we only hit each venue once in the year.
So far we have been to the first three things at least 3 times.
Cheap entertainment, I tell you!
Plus it's educational.

Want to know Beano's favorite cheap entertainment?
Hill Aerospace Museum.
This particular day they were doing a rocket launcher crafty thingy.
All the kids made a rocket out of paper and foam and tape. Then they took them outside to the launcher they had set up. Beano's went so far up we lost track of it with our eyes and it never came down.
Seriously, it was G-O-N-E!
Beano was convinced it really launched into outer space.
I did not have the heart to tell him it probably landed on the roof of a near by building.
But he did not go home empty handed. The man in charge of the crafty thingy gave Beano his rocket. Beano thanked him, but I could tell he really just wanted his rocket back.
Poor heart broken boy!
Hill Aerospace Museum is free all day every day. Except if you go into the gift shop.
Cuz then you might be really tempted to buy the boy something really cool.

And educational.
For his birthday of course, which is only a few weeks away anyway!
The coolest part of the museum?
The real life SR-71 Blackbird.
All I can say is, fastest plane ever flown, black, sleek, reconnaissance satellites, Mach 3.
I could go on and on about it.
It really is awe inspiring to see one up close and personal. It makes you just want to touch it, and drool, just a little.
I really wanted a picture of it last time we were there, but the Air Force was doing some sort of ceremony right in the museum right in front of the Blackbird.
How Rude!
Didn't they know that would ruin my photo op!

1 comment:

The Lazy Organizer said...

Fun! How did you get into Roy pool free?? We're going tomorrow. Are you coming with us?