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2/28/09 7:43 A

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I like the museum idea, I know where I live there are plenty to choose from, or what about visiting family and friends or even neighbors for a quick cup of tea?

Volunteering is also a good idea and can get you both out of the house doing something to help in your community and its free!

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1/25/09 9:19 A

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I am not sure where you live. You can bundle up and still go for a walk at the park. My husband and I went to a friends house for dinner and we played a game after dinner. We had so much fun. We talked about getting together with them next weekend and doing the same thing but at our house. My hubby and I also went grocery shopping together yesterday. You can go to the mall and walk there too (window shopping).

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1/23/09 10:43 P

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The Art Museum or other free museum.
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1/22/09 8:47 P

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We love the library! I also have Netflix for evenings at home. We go for walks and bike rides in the warmer weather. We are planning camping in the tent this summer.



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1/22/09 7:40 P

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It all depends where you live as to just how cold it is there.

The library thing is good. Our movies there dvd's or vhs are free for 10 days.

Do you and your huby like to fish? If you live in the north try ice fishing. Wax worms are only 1.83 for 36 at walmart. Park away from the area you are going to and enjoy the walk and the extra benefits of a little extra exercise. Hiking is good too. If it's really cold out take along a Coleman Lantern if you have one and snacks or a picnic lunch. The Coleman produces enough heat to keep you both warm as long as you sit close together.

If it's cold enough and you have snow, to heck with it, play like you're little again and go make a snowman, sled, make snow angels, etc. Be sure to take along some hot chocolate to share.



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1/22/09 6:07 P

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Going to the park...taking a nice drive...meeting with friends together are great to do!

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1/22/09 2:41 P

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I second the library idea. My husband and I are home together (retired), and we like going to the library for both join and individual activities. I'm a member of the book club, and he is a member of the Spanish-learning conversation group.

Since we live in the Washington, DC suburbs there are tons of free activities/museums just a subway ride away. I know that isn't an option for many, but we love going downtown for free concerts, etc.

Another idea is doing volunteer work in the parks or at a soup kitchen. I haven't talked my husband into it yet, but it is a meaningful activity for me and gets me out of the house.

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1/22/09 10:46 A

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We love our library! Lots of free books, movies, games, magazines, puppets (for the kids), lectures and exhibits.

We live in a large suburban area, so we take advantage of other towns' libraries. The two largest ones near us have monthly exhibits, film and lecture series, tons of DVDS to get for free (we pay $1/DVD at our hometown library), and boatloads of magazine subscriptions that I would never pay for. Not to mention free Internet.

Similarly, our local park districts offer a lot of low cost options--classes, field trips and great nearby facilities to explore.

I like the idea of being a tourist in your hometown. I bet the library has brochures, tour books and the like to guide you to local attractions.

Good luck and enjoy!

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1/22/09 10:18 A

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Walk, Walk , Walk!! Look for park, wildlife sanctuaries, canals, malls, museums, just about anywhere any time of the year. Take a camera and pretend you are from out of town! Be a tourist in your own town and start to look at things differently. See if you have any historical museums in the area, they usually ask for a small donation, take a winter picnic full of healthy foods! If it is too cold to be out and your tired of movies have a game night at your house. My son and all of his friends(all in their 20's) have started getting together to play board games like Apples to Apples or Fact or Crap. They figure if they each bought a board game it was like the cost of 1 night out at the movies, except they could keep using the games. So now they have about 7 to pick from each week. They make snacks and have a great time. I know it's tough when the budget gets in the way of adventure but you'll find a lot of fun when you use your imagination. Good Luck!

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1/22/09 10:04 A

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So we are on a limited budget and need advice of things that we can do to spend time together that are free or don't cost a lot of money but that we get out of the house. We don't go to the movies anymore, we just rent a DVD and watch at home. Movie prices are just crazy anyway. Eating out is just about out of the budget. We both work from home so I want to do things outside of the house.

I would have more ideas if it were spring or summer but what can you do in the winter time?

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