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Weekend Away - Expenditure

October 19th, 2009 at 05:12 pm

So it worked out to be a fairly cheap weekend away. Usually when it is a big group of us, we have to pay accomodation costs (around $50 a night divided by all who are staying) to use our friends' parents beach house. But this time we did not have to, which was nice.

So this is what we spent:

$13.20 Takeaway Lunch
$6.95 Groceries
$47 Dinner out
$21.50 Drinks
$94 Alcohol
$3.80 Icecream Big Grin
$2.80 Water
$4.40 Groceries
$7.60 Drinks

Probably could have made it cheaper by not going out for dinner the first night, and DF not buying alcohol. But he brought some back with him so it wasn't all consumed there. We also had two bottles of champagne that was in the cupboard at home, so we took those.

4 Responses to “Weekend Away - Expenditure”

  1. Nika Says:

    That is not bad for a weekend at a beach house. Life is for living, not just for saving money Smile
    Judging from pictures, you guys have gorgeous beaches down there.

    With this house hunting business, I don't even remember when was our last weekend away. Nothing but open houses every Sunday, and nothing to show for it.
    The only treat is a lunch and draft beers we'll usually have at some Manhattan bar after we are done.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That isn't too bad for two people - hope you also had a lot of fun. Smile

  3. whitestripe Says:

    Nika: I had wondered where you'd got to because you hadn't posted much lately - now I know Smile
    I agree, life is for living. I think people get so caught up in 'saving' that they forget what the whole point is. I understand you're meant to save for retirement, but I also know I don't want to be 60 years old with a ton of money to spend - I would rather be 60 years old and comfortable, and be able to remember all those memories of fun times I had in my youth, when I was physically able to do everything life threw at me. I'm not saying 60 year olds can't be fit and healthy and super, but you have to admit, there is atleast a small difference in your body's ability at 30 than there is at 60!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    and yes, laura, i did have fun!

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