One of the reasons that I like running with friends so much is that itâ€™s a really cheap way to socialize. Socializing can get expensive if you donâ€™t plan carefully, canâ€™t it?
Diana, Nicole, and I really wanted to spend time together this afternoon, but I think no one was in the mood to spend big money. So, someone suggested we all go for a walk. It was a very cheap but fun date.
We walked with a goal in mind: Great Harvest Bread! The bakery is a little over a mile from my house so it was quite the stroll.
Charlotte is in the very weird transitory period between Fall and Winter. Just when I think itâ€™s officially Winter, we have an awesomely warm day. Our walk today was a juxtaposition of seasons, too. With one glance, you see beautiful flowersâ€¦
And in the other, thereâ€™s a bunch of dead trees and leaves on the ground.
But it was warm and sunny out, so our stroll was perfect. We stopped off at Starbucks for lattes. I had a pumpkin spice latte with a vegan cinnamon roll. They used applesauce instead of buttah and dare I say it â€“ I actually LIKED the vegan, â€œhealthyâ€ roll better than the regular one.
My cheap dates:
Letâ€™s seeâ€¦ what else have I done today?
I met up with DadHTP for a little bite to eat:
I ordered the arugula and asparagus salad, which is actually a lot denser than it first appears because thereâ€™s a ton of blue cheese and pecans hiding under all those greens. Yum!
I obviously broke into that awesome loaf of Great Harvest Dakota bread for dinner. And what is better than bread and soup?
Thatâ€™s Amyâ€™s Tuscan bean. I liked it!
And two slices of the yummiest bread around.
A pan of baked apples is in the oven! Mmmm. I know what Iâ€™ll be snacking on later.
So â€“ tell me. What cheap dates do you have with friends or significant others to save cash?