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DD1 21st bday coming up/Tumbling/Saving

August 23rd, 2016 at 06:43 pm

DD2 has been taking tumbling classes. I got an email saying that if we swapped out the payment info from being on a debit/credit card and changed it to auto withdrawal from my checking account we could get 2 Parent Night Out passes. This is great! DD2 will be thrilled. Parents Night Out is on Friday from 7:30-10:30. She has been only once before so I know that they charge $2 for half a slice of pizza (they cut them in half) and they sell drinks and candy. The gym is open and she can get in some extra practice.

DD1's 21st birthday is coming up next month. For the past few years now I have been taking her on trips. Last year it was Dubai. This year it is Iceland with a few days in NYC because that is where we are catching our flight. For fun in Iceland we will enjoy the Blue Lagoon, go inside of a dormant volcano and snorkel the Silfra. One day will be driving the Golden Circle. Talk about crossing things off of the bucket list! I am so excited for our adventure. The food there is expensive so I am planning on bringing some things, going to the store and having hot dogs. We will receive some light snacks when doing the volcano and silfra tours. There is also a tomato farm that I want to visit and they have a small café there where we will eat. Other than that we will have one nice dinner. Oh, I almost forgot. We get free breakfast at our hotel.

We have both been to NYC a few times and have done most of the touristy things. I imagine we will sight see and get some exercise. I know for sure she will want to go to Soho and I will want to grab a bite to eat in Little Italy and there is an oddities shop she will want to visit called Obscura. I went there last time I was in town. We will spend time in Central Park and having adult beverages in the RLounge looking out on Time Square. We will probably see a Broadway show.

I saved $100 by cancelling a Viator reservation and booking directly with the tour company. I also saved $31.38 by using Viator on another tour and not booking directly. How silly is that?

I've got my garden ready to replant. I just need dirt and seeds.

DD1 is working on her thesis. She graduated high school just two years ago! She is also working two jobs and helps with her sister. I have great kids!