Beach Week! Our Annual Summer Vacation

Every year Mr. SFF and I spend a week down in Misquamicut RI with Mr. SFF’s very large extended family.  There are usually three rented cottages with various family member plus one house that is owned by one aunt and uncle that is right on the beach and is sort of Grand Central Station for all of us.2015-07-23 19.11.54

It can be a crazy at times but is a lot of fun and has always been a fairly reasonably priced vacation.  There is usually no real plans for the week and Continue reading “Beach Week! Our Annual Summer Vacation”

Weddings are Expensive, for Everyone

Mr. SFF and I just spent a fabulous weekend down in NJ for a family wedding.  This was the first black tie wedding I have been to and will probably go in the books as the most beautiful and lavish as well.  The bride was stunning and both of them were beaming of love all day.  I am so happy for the two of them!

As were are family we were invited to the rehearsal dinner on Friday evening.  I left work early for the drive down so that we could attend.  We were able to wear clothes we already owned so the only expense we had on Friday was filling up the gas tank.

For Saturday we were on our own for breakfast and lunch.  We found an absolutely amazing restaurant that served gluten free food so I was in heaven with Continue reading “Weddings are Expensive, for Everyone”

Weekend in Review

This past weekend was great!  Mr. SFF and I drove down to my dad’s house on Friday after work to stay for the weekend.  We stopped for dinner on the way but there is a great restaurant just off the highway where we got dinner for both of us plus two beers for Mr. SFF for only $42 (including tip), all which Mr. SFF paid for.  If only we could get that kind of deal in my home town!

The main purpose of this trip was to run Boston Super on Saturday down in Barre, MA.  This is the first of my Spartan Races this year and as my dad’s house was only an hour 15 away it was a great place to stay (free lodging!).  In case Continue reading “Weekend in Review”

My White Mountain Adventure

I had a little adventure this weekend at the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  As Mr. SFF was on a different trip down in Austin I was travelling solo.  Unlike trips in the past, I was very conscious of how much I was spending because every dollar saved was potentially a dollar that could go towards my financial independence.  After work on Thursday I drove to NH to spend the first night in a hostel in Conway, NH.  I was meeting an old high school friend who had chosen the hostel for us and a couple of her other friends.  It has been probably more than a decade since I last stayed in a hostel but I was glad she chose this place as I only paid Continue reading “My White Mountain Adventure”