Monday, December 5, 2011
Whew! We spent Exactly $0 on our Trip!
We got a ride to the airport from the cousin so that was free. When we got to Tennessee, we were picked up from the airport by my husband's daughter who had arrived before us so we didn't have to rent a car. We stayed in a huge, beautiful cabin that the SIL rented to house everyone (there were about 25 people there total and the cabin could sleep 30 people--it was huge and beautiful and perched right on top of a mountain looking out over the Smoky Mountains). The wedding couple also brought a ton of snacks and beverages and for the evening of everyone's arrival they bought pizza for dinner. We didn't need to buy special clothes for the wedding because it was casual (it was an outdoor wedding at a mountain top chapel--the view was AMAZING!). After the wedding, they had a huge barbecue lunch catered and it was brought right up to the cabin. We ended up eating this huge spread for the rest of the day (BTW the people in Tennessee can REALLY cook!). The rest of the day everyone hung out at the cabin (the closest town was miles and miles away so there was no temptation to go hang out in town and spend money). Then the next day we left--again a ride to the airport with the step daughter and we took some of the snacks with us to eat on the plane. Pick up at the airport was free from the cousin, and we ended up back home having spent exactly 0 for the entire long weekend! Color me shocked...yet happy.