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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

LouFamFun $10 Challenge - March- Riverfront Fun and Reward!

I’ve been waiting for a beautiful day to complete my $10 LouFamFun Challenge, and in Kentucky we say if you don’t like the weather just wait a few hours! We’ve been blessed with many beautiful days throughout the winter, and now that it’s spring I’m looking forward to many beautiful days filled with outdoor activities.

 photo 2013-03-09_151446_zpscffc7d79.jpg
 photo 2013-03-09_142855_zpse13ad3d3.jpgMy family’s new favorite outdoor activity is a visit to the Big Four Bridge, which was very recently opened to the public. We started our day of family fun there with a picnic and a great opportunity for family fitness. My kids love running up the ramp, balancing on the concrete curbs along the bridge, and jumping from bench to bench. There are also great views of the city from up there. The cost of two hours of family fun is FREE!

 photo 2013-03-09_165429_zpsdfa8b45b.jpg photo 2013-03-09_164846_zps763d0db2.jpgAfter playing on the playground for a few minutes we needed a break from the crowds. We headed to Kingfish on River Road at Zorn Avenue for some mini golf. Kingifsh is a great place for a family meal- you can get carry out and sit at the picnic tables down by the river while the kids play on the playground equipment. But since we were on a tight budget, we opted for mini golf for the kids. The cost is $3 per person up front, and you get back $1 each when you return the clubs and balls. For this hour of family fun the cost was $4.

 photo 2013-03-09_180628_zps92280004.jpgFinally, after hours of physical activity and excitement, we decided to treat ourselves to doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. My kids love Krispy Kreme on Bardstown Road because they can watch the production line in action while sporting their Krispy Kreme paper hats. The cost for each of us to have a special doughnut and watch the doughnuts being made was $4.36, bringing our total for the day to $8.36. On a nice day in Louisville, you can struggle to spend an entire $10 to entertain your family for an afternoon.

By guest contributor: Maggie

1 comment:

Julie M. said...

If you take your kids' report cards to Krispy Kreme they can get FREE donuts!