Life Update for the Last Two Weeks

Hey everyone, I thought I’d do a quick life update to give you an idea of what’s going on in my world for the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!

Family Trip in Washington D.C.

We went to D.C. last week, and we had a great time. Alison and I like to say that a trip with the kids isn’t “vacation”, it’s a “family trip”.

Taking kids can be very stressful because you have to organize all of your travel, tours, food, other hanging out around the kids’ needs. Things like nap time, meals, and just getting kids ready to go can all take up significant amounts of time. I think we spend like 4-5 hours on all of that stuff daily.

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Experience Life While Saving Money

Some Context

Recently, I got an unexpected bonus from my 9-5, so my wife and I were discussing what to do with it.

We agreed to take 20% of it and do something fun, then invest the rest. 20% worked out to about $360. We decided to create an experience with these funds, as opposed to buying some object/item/thing.

You may already know that we are debt free and, by the standards of most, shouldn’t really need to worry about how we spend our money anymore.

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Bison Farm Getaway (Spending Breakdown)

bison farm getaway spending breakdown

I’ve always wanted to stay on a bison farm.

Kidding… I don’t know if I actually realized how something like that would even look in real life, or where the heck you’d find a domesticated herd of bison. Well, apparently you can find some in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, more specifically, Clyde, NC. Not only is the area absolutely gorgeous (and surprisingly green in early March), but the food we found was fantastic, and it’s close enough to Asheville that you can make the 30 minute trip to check out some of their famous breweries (New Belgium, Burial, Highland, Sierra Nevada, a bunch more). Continue reading “Bison Farm Getaway (Spending Breakdown)”