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Best Easter yet
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
This year we decided to avoid the expensive trappings of Easter.  No expensive meal, no fancy clothes, no gifts.  We packed up and headed to the beach for the weekend to camp- free on certain beaches. So for the cost of gas weíre having a fabulous holiday.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 10:21:35 PM »
I hate people who live in warm weather areas.


jk, I'm just jealous.  I'm in Ohio and we just got about half an inch to an inch of snow.  Glad you're enjoying your holiday.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 01:24:46 AM »
Haha!  Iím originally from Kansas so I totally get what you mean.  Thereís a reason I stayed in NC after college ; )

It wasnít swimming weather but it sure beat snow.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 09:20:37 PM »
Sweet!  I'm glad you had the opportunity to relax - a weekend camping at a beach sounds great.  My family did something similar this Easter.  We got on our bikes and pedaled to a local state park where we had a picnic, observed critters, and enjoyed desert wildflower season.   The entry fee was a couple of dollars each for two adult bicyclists; the kid got in free.   

I'm curious about the camping details.  Did you visit a campground or was it more of a free-range camping experience?
















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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 02:03:33 AM »
What's all this?? In this part of the world you chuck some marshmallow eggs at the kids and that's Easter! If you're really into it, you might go to a church service.... What sort of gifts are you meant to give?? Baskets?

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 04:38:00 AM »
We go away for Easter now and itís heaven. In a tropical resort now for another day. Heaven.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 09:46:42 AM »
We went for the first paddle of the season in the kayak. Also did some pedaling. And a movie. Weird that the extended family didn't gather (logistics) but it was fun all the same. Time marches on and the kids grew up.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 01:42:11 PM »
Sweet!  I'm glad you had the opportunity to relax - a weekend camping at a beach sounds great.  My family did something similar this Easter.  We got on our bikes and pedaled to a local state park where we had a picnic, observed critters, and enjoyed desert wildflower season.   The entry fee was a couple of dollars each for two adult bicyclists; the kid got in free.   

I'm curious about the camping details.  Did you visit a campground or was it more of a free-range camping experience?
It was a campground but only $7/ night.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 01:45:20 PM »
What's all this?? In this part of the world you chuck some marshmallow eggs at the kids and that's Easter! If you're really into it, you might go to a church service.... What sort of gifts are you meant to give?? Baskets?
Let me clarify- hubs and I donít get expensive stuff for outlet kids.  However, my parents are very extravagant with holidays, Easter included.  So they go all out which creates tension b/c they expect everyone else to do likewise (which we wonít).  So it was nice just do a holiday on our terms with no explanation or expectations.  And yeah, we pretty much chucked chocolate at our kids and let them run wild.  It was awesome.

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Re: Best Easter yet
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 11:17:11 PM »
What's all this?? In this part of the world you chuck some marshmallow eggs at the kids and that's Easter! If you're really into it, you might go to a church service.... What sort of gifts are you meant to give?? Baskets?
Let me clarify- hubs and I donít get expensive stuff for outlet kids.  However, my parents are very extravagant with holidays, Easter included.  So they go all out which creates tension b/c they expect everyone else to do likewise (which we wonít).  So it was nice just do a holiday on our terms with no explanation or expectations.  And yeah, we pretty much chucked chocolate at our kids and let them run wild.  It was awesome.

Tell your parents that if they want to give gifts, they will be happily received but that giving gifts is not in the spirit of YOUR easter.