Frugal Family Fun: Exploring Nature at the UWF Boardwalk

Summer break arrived for us this past weekend. The weather was beautiful Saturday so we wanted to get outside and enjoy it. The gulf was still rather rough from Tropical Storm Andrea so we decided to skip the beach. Instead, we decided to go explore one of the trails at the University of West Florida.

Baby Girl was stopped in her tracks by this sign.


But we encouraged her to keep going and she was quite relieved to realize we’d get to walk on a boardwalk.


We enjoyed taking it all in.



Much to Baby Girl’s relief, we didn’t see any poisonous snakes or alligators. We did, however, see a whole bunch of turtles.


We couldn’t help but just hang out and watch them for awhile.


We had a fun time outdoors and it only cost us the amount of gas needed to drive there and back. Exploring nearby trails is a great way to enjoy some frugal family fun.


Do you enjoy exploring nearby trails where you live? What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy some frugal family fun?


Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.