with money being tight what are you doing with the kids for the summer?

@mikeysmom (2092)
United States
July 9, 2008 2:09pm CST
we go to our local town library 3 days per week and get dvd's and videos to watch instead of renting them at retail outlets. it is free and you get to keep them for 2 days and when you go on friday you get to keep them an extra day as they are closed on sundays. also we go to the beach after 4:00 pm as you do not have to pay to get on the beach or to park at that hour and we bring a light dinner along from home and just enjoy the beach and ocean. we also go to local parks and play or visit relatives and friends or they come here for a visit. they also have great programs at our local library for the kids like the summer reading club and shows where they have live reptiles and amphibians and such and the kids get to touch them and learn about them. we cancelled our trip to gettysburg, pa because we just cannot afford to travel with gas prices being so high and business being so slow. we try to keep busy without spending alot of money but there really isn't all that much to do for free. any suggestions and ideas would be great.
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@RDugas (247)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I've gotten all three of them stationary bikes and hooked generators to it and have them ride at least 7 hours a day to help cut electricity costs. NAH!!! Just joking! We've been playing out side with the sprinklers and the pool to help with the heat. They go to the summer reading program at our public library. We try not to do anything where we have to drive.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
9 Jul 08
We go to the library once a week as well. They have some nice programs for the kids that are all free. We also have gone to some events like concert in the park, and this weekend there is a balloon show if you will. Hot air balloons, rides, food, fireworks, you name it. Fortunately we have numerous free activities that our city puts on so we are able to find new things to do just about every week. And since it is summer we can spend a lot more time outside which is nice so that the kids don't get all out of hand being stuck inside all day. Our youngest isn't in school and in winter this might be a problem.