A new block of tickets go on sale this morning for Hamilton in Chicago. These dates will be from September 2018 through January 2019. We were successful in purchasing tickets last fall for a spring break family surprise. These tickets are generally the most affordable way to get into the show.
More information can be found here at the Chicago Tribune website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-ent-new-hamilton-tickets-may-8-20180502-story.html
This months Fair Trade Friday box was one of my favorites.
#Whomademyclothes? Vote with your money and know who makes the items you wear.
I love the light pink tassel necklace. Very fun for summer.
And this navy and white kimono will be great for cool summer nights.
More information on Fair Trade Friday can be found here: http://fairtradefriday.club/
There are four days in 2018 that entrance to our National Parks are free for visitors.
From the National Park Service website:
Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:
The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
More information can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm
If you are going to need a passport in the near future do so before April to save $10.
On April 2, 2018 the fee to process your passport will increase from $25 to $35.
From the U.S. Department of State website:
“The Department of State published a Final Rule on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a passport renewal by mail will not see a fee increase.”
More information can be found here: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/01/277799.htm
January starts off a new year of Fair Trade Friday packages for me.
I was eagerly awaiting my Fair Trade Friday December box this year and a little worried when the postal service tracking showed it in transit for several days. On Tuesday afternoon my little box arrived.
Yup, this month it was a box.
It has been many years since I have been able to visit at Six Flags park but I keep hearing about the great deal they have on passes over Labor Day weekend. I went looking to see what the deal is all about since I have heard this is a good deal this from three different families.
From their website: “Don’t miss our biggest, best sale of the year! For five days only (Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2017) we’re hosting our 4th annual Flash Sale where you can buy 2018 Season Passes for as little as $65.99 or sign up for Memberships for as little as $5.49/mo. Save over 70% off the full Season Pass price of $249.99. We guarantee you will never find a better deal on 2018 Season Passes!”
From the Cedar Point website:
“Summer is almost over, but not if you live in Michigan! It’s Michigan Days at Cedar Point – buy one admission and get one free to America’s Roller Coast now through Labor Day! Plus, for two weekends starting August 25th, rivaling food trucks from Michigan and Ohio will go head-to-head in a legendary battle for the first place in taste. So grab your family and friends and head to Cedar Point to get your last blast of summer with your favorite rides and tons of delicious food!”
“MICHIGAN DAYS BOGO TICKET
Buy one ticket and get one free ONLY for Michigan residents now through Labor Day! Come enjoy all of the rides and attractions at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World plus two weekends of rivaling food trucks from Michigan and Ohio starting August 25th! Buy one get one for $34.50 plus tax and fees.”
Link here to purchase:
We love to hike on our vacations. Usually park entrances are low cost or in the case of the Smoke Mountain National Park there is no entrance fee at all.
I had one hike I wanted to do in the Cades Cove area and that was Abrams Fall. The hike is five miles round trip and will take three to four hours to complete.
There is ample parking at the trail head with primitive bathrooms and a trash container. The road to the trail head is a small gravel road that veers to the right after the Elijah Oliver Cabin. We took some breaks along the river and it took us a little over three hours round trip.
Tags: Abrams Falls, Bear, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky National Park, Hike, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, Townsend
You know I love my monthly Fair Trade Friday box mailer. This month it was box instead of a package.