Sunday, June 29, 2014

We went camping this weekend for one night only. We went to Storybookland in Aberdeen, SD.

We left on Friday after getting off work early. It turned out to be about a 2 1/2 hour drive but it was a beautiful little road trip. We met Y's best friend there with his three boys. We grilled when we got there. It turned out to be fun night.

We went to bed late as the kids fell asleep on the way there. We were woke up at 2 by a vicious thunderstorm. Our tent felt like we were on top of a waterbed. I was worried that one of the trees that was over our tent was going to fall on us. It was a little nerve wracking but we survived just fine. The kids were up at 6 and ready for the day.

Saturday was a bit drizzly. We had breakfast and went to Storybookland. We enjoyed carousel rides, a balloon ride, exploring the Land of Oz and playing on the different exhibits. We also took a train through the entire park and zoo.  We left around noon when it started to downpour.

We had a super fun time for minimal cost. We spent $20 on the campsite and firewood. The different rides were about $20 total. Admission to the park was free. We also had gas and food. The gas was around $45 and the food was around $50 but we still have a lot of food because of the early departure due to the rain.

The only downside besides the rain was that Y forgot the air mattress. According to him, who needs an air mattress when camping? Jeesh! Way too old for the ground. Lolz!


  1. It's sounds amazing. Camping is always something that connects with my soul and lets me fully appreciate the simple things. I am so glad you had a great little holiday.

  2. Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend (minus the rain) and you did a great job on keeping the costs low :)

  3. Sounds like y'all had a fund weekend!!! And, thats a great frugal trip!!! :)