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March 14th, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Camping – We went camping last weekend, finally! DH was very happy about. The weather was just perfect for camping. We took the dog for the first time camping, she did well but didn’t get much nap so she was very tired when we got home. The cost for the site was $25 and we got food for $22.70, so less than $50 for a weekend away. Pretty good. The area where we went to is known for mineral spring water most people that go here go to mineral spas. And since it is only about an hour away from Melbourne it is very popular place. The camping site actually have a pump set up so people would just go there to get fresh mineral spring water. You have to go on a short hike to get there but it is pretty easy walk and along the way there were wild blackberries everywhere which were very sweet.

Hot air balloon- We got woken up Sunday morning by a hot air balloon being set up only about 100 metres away from our camp. Some people were not happy about it because it was pretty loud but really it was already 7am so it wasn’t really that early. I thought it was really cool seeing it up close and it only lasted about 15 minutes and they were off. But someone woman got very upset about it.

Groceries – Last weekend on the way home we stopped by at Aldi and spent $86.95. This weekend we spent $135.11. A bit more than I was hoping to spend but I found porterhouse steaks at 40% off, so I ended up getting 2 trays for just over $20. Just have to grab them when they are that cheap because they never seemed to be on sale when I actually want to get some. I also bought a 20kilo bag of rice which should last for months.

Fish Tank – The filter in the fish tank died and also it started leaking. DH bought a new filter for $44.82 and he also got a tube of silicone to fix the tank.

Other Expenses – I bought some clothes $33. DH got train ticket and filled up the car. Also the water bill for just under $230.

7 Responses to “Last 2 weeks”

  1. alice4now Says:

    I'm glad the weather was nice and you got to enjoy a lovely camping weekend!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you had a lovely time camping.

  3. kashi Says:

    Camping sounds so wonderful! I can't wait until it is camping weather here again.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It sounds like you were possibly at Daylesford? Glad you had a nice weekend away camping, we love it also.

  5. snafu Says:

    I love camping weekends/vacations and still miss our camper DH sold so unexpectantly. I'm sure you're an experienced camper but mention over the years I found it cost effective to create a personal meal planner/recipe binder to moderate costs and reduce the prep work. I don't know what camping gear you use but it really helps to make a few extra portions of regular meals during camping season that freeze and re-heat well in camp gear like jambalaya or your preferred stew. A marinated type salad and cupcakes are cheap and efficient.

    I retained my recipes on one of those slider, plastic, report binders, happy to share if you're interested.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How cool about the hot air balloon!

  7. shiela Says:

    WOW. I missed all these comments. A year or so later...lol
    Yeah VS we went to Daylesford.
    Snafu sounds like you are very organised with camping. That's really good idea.

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