Just to give you some idea of how to have a fun day without spending any cash, here's how we spent our day. We took a family bike ride around the lake, stopping to skip stones and enjoy the scenery. We stopped at the library on our way home for some movies, books and music. Behind the library is a gorgeous view of the Hudson River, so we hiked down a bit to enjoy a better view. Afterwards, we headed home for some dinner.
After dinner we got in the car, for the first time since last Wednesday, and headed into Lake George. First we hit the local Hannaford for Tofutti Cuties, soymilk and bananas. We ate the Tofutti Cuties as a special treat as we headed to a free fireworks show over Lake George. (It turns out the ice cream parlor we can walk to now serves chocolate soy ice cream, which is great but a cone cost $2.99. For the same price everyone had a cutie and we had two to spare or share. Did you know that they make a mint chip cutie?? It's delicious!) We stowed the soymilk and bananas in a cooler in the car while we headed down to enjoy the fireworks.
The kids had a great time and so did we.