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Fun & Fairly Frugal Weekend

September 21st, 2009 at 06:17 pm

Saturday I spent all day at a volunteer event ... hard work but also social & rewarding & fun.

Sunday DH & I went to Asia Cafe where we spent $17 total (including tax) on a great Szechuan Chinese lunch. It's counter service so there is no tipping. The food is great; best Chinese we've had here in Austin. I highly recommend it to any Austinites who might stumble upon this blog.

After that we went to the Pioneer Farm Museum. Austin was having a 1-day event where admission at many museums around town was free. (Regular admission at that museum is $8.) The museum itself was really interesting, but what I enjoyed the most was how it prompted DH to start reminiscing about summers he spent as a child on his grandmother's farm ... using the outhouse, traveling down an unpaved road, feeding chickens & hogs, etc. It's not something he has talked much about, and I enjoyed hearing those memories. His grandmother was a tough & wonderful woman that he loved dearly.

In the evening I crashed & watched High Fidelity on DVD from the library.

There was a fair amount of driving around, and of course the cost of the lunch, but all in all it was a fairly frugal weekend for a whole lot of fun.

4 Responses to “Fun & Fairly Frugal Weekend”

  1. homebody Says:

    I could have sworn I replied to you about what a rotten weekend I had.... migraine and stayed in bed but at least it was frugal! Glad yours was better.

  2. midlight21 Says:

    Sounds like a lovely weekend!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hmm .. I didn't know there was a farm museum in Austin. That sounds like something worth checking out. Do you know when they're having another free weekend like that?

  4. scfr Says:

    Frugal Texan - I think the Free Museum Day is once a year, in September. The Pioneer Farms is at the north end of town, and conveniently located near I35.
    http://www.pioneerfarms.org/

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