A Babymoon?

December 8, 2011

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So we kept hearing about the idea of a babymoon, getting away while we still can easily. How fun would it be to take a cruise or head to Mexico? Unfortunately, we can’t really afford a big vacation. So we did the next best thing, a small, local mini-vacation, right here in Northwest Arkansas.

First, we found a really cool contemporary hotel in Rogers, A-Loft, that isn’t your regular run of the mill hotel… and it’s really affordable. $110/night (including tax).

We started with a trip to the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum, which just happens to be free. We spent all Friday afternoon pursuing through the art and we highly recommend you grab some tickets too! $0.

I found a SaveMore.com deal for $10 to Backyard Burger for $5. I picked up two of them, so we each had $10 to spend on dinner. Ansen got the hugest burger ever and I got a shake and blackberry cobbler. $5/each.

We made a quick stop at Ashley Furniture (where we quickly realized we could not afford a nursery chair there) before heading over to Pinnacle Hills Promenade. We meandered through a few baby stores and then went to the Malco Theater to watch Hugo in 3D. It was a great movie and very cool in 3D. (You should definitely see it!). $11/ticket.

The next morning, we started out with breakfast from Atlanta Bread. We splurged a little and ended up spending $12, but it was worth it.

We thought it’d be fun to shop around at some of the discount furniture stores to see if we could find a recliner or rocker for the nursery. Amazingly, we found one for $200 that is a full fledged rocker/recliner. But we won’t count this in the total cost of the trip. :)

We headed to Fayetteville to Cold Stone for lunch, where we had a full punch card, so basically buy one get one free. $4 for one ice cream.

We hopped over to Carters and picked out the cutest outfit for baby girl to wear home from the hospital. It was on sale. $10. 

After hanging out in the mall, we decided to go pick up Seifer and spend some time with Andrew and Arielle! The perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

Total cost of the mini-vacation: $227.

Possibly the cheapest vacation ever! Not to mention, that it was pretty fun!