Tuesday, September 06, 2005

How to Enjoy Delaware for less than a Tank of Gas

Everybody has a horror story these days about how much money it costs to fill their car with gas (and yet I hear just as many talking about buying an SUV... go figure). Since I drive a small car with good gas mileage, I guess I shouldn't complain that it cost me almost $30 to fill my tank with gas since I fill it about once every 2 weeks and I've heard of people spending over $100 to fill their tank.

BUT - even though gas is so expensive, there are still good, cheap ways to have fun. Julie and I spent an entire Saturday enjoying ourselves for a price under $60 a person for the whole day:

1) Start out at Jimmy's for breakfast - steak and eggs: $10.
2) Delaware Park horse racing for five hours - $20 max, less if you win
3) Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball - between $5-$9
4) Fireworks after the game - Free
5) Beer and sandwich at Iron Hill Brewery after fireworks - $20

And people say there's nothing to do in Delaware.

4 comments:

chornbe said...

"And people say there's nothing to do in Delaware." The people who say that are snobs. There's plenty to do, and Wilmington's actually got a decent live-art theatre with some broadway caliber stars, on occasion.

Now if only traffic here didn't suck.

By the way... I had to fill my tank this morning, too. Took 6.5 gallons and I had 295 miles on the trip odometer. Motorcycles are more than just a niche toy. Mine provides >90% of my commuter and utility travel, and lately 100% of my "for fun" travel. I truly wish Motorcycles were as accepted and respected on the roads here in the US as they are in Europe.

Lisa said...

That sounds like a nice bike.

chornbe said...

I'm sorry, what kind of bike was that? I think Yeager missed it.

viki said...

sure, plenty to do if you're a gambling, beer-guzzlin', lard-eatin' fool.

Just kidding - I'm actually fairly fond of your fair city.

Some of my favorite folk live there - and pay much less to do so, I might add, than most other places I've seen.