We’ve been trying to follow along with Money Saving Mom’s 4 Weeks of Frugal Family Fun Challenge, but failing miserably. We’ve been busy prepping for my daughter’s graduation party this weekend. Preparing for a party can be fun, but it’s mostly, well, work. It’s no excuse, though, to not take time to relax and have some family time that is fun and frugal.

We happen to be lucky enough to be within walking distance of a river and a state park. The scenery beckons you to return. Mother nature is ever changing so you can go several days in a row and you might see something different each time. If you walk it’s about a 40 minute round trip, or you could pack a lunch and spend the better part of the day there. The trip was relaxing and fun for our age group, and would be even more exciting for little ones.

Today we saw geese and some very large fish. Both were feeding along shore.

The fish were large, but I’m not sure what they were. If you have trouble spotting them you can see the ripples they left behind as they splashed around, stirring up the weeds.

Flowers, trees, and insects are always fun to try to identify. There were several butterflies flitting around, but I couldn’t get them to pose for a picture. Maybe I’ll have better luck next time.

Remember to leave behind only footprints and remember extra batteries for your camera. đŸ˜‰