Staycation Fun Just Minutes From Home
Thanks to a Portable Grill from Kmart and the Nice Beaches in Our Home State, We Can Have Fun Just Minutes from Home!
Not everyone can travel over the holiday weekends like Memorial Day or 4th of July, and we are one of those families. All of our relatives are in the DC area. We like to get down there a couple times a year, but it is a seven hour drive with the kids and costly to drive as well (gas and tolls). This means we can’t go down as often as we like, especially for the smaller holidays. We have some nice friends here that like to include us, but we know sometimes they would just like their own family events as well. We decided that doing our own staycations would be fun on holidays where we can’t travel home or to other places. We are lucky enough to live in a State where there are opportunities for fun outside adventures basically in our backyard.
For this fun holiday weekend, we decided to find a portable grill and grill out at the beach just five minutes from home. I found in the Kmart Outdoor Living Catalog a few portable grills that looked nice and were very affordable. Click on the image below to view the catalog yourself.
My son and I headed to Kmart to look for these grills. We found the grilling section fairly easily. There were many to choose from and we picked out one we thought was nice and affordable. It said “Ideal for Tailgating” on it, so we thought it was a good choice. It was the BBQ PRO brand and on sale for $19.99. We couldn’t beat that. We also picked up some ground beef, cheese, chips, drinks, etc. for our little staycation cookout at the beach. I was surprised that Kmart had just about anything we needed! I also signed up for the Shop Your Way Rewards program at the customer service area before I checked out. I was able to start getting points that day on my purchases, and having this free service lets me get points to redeem on future purchases, coupons, and deals from Kmart. Who doesn’t love that?
After we got home, we put together our new portable grill from Kmart and prepared the food for our adventure. The grill looked intimidating to put together at first, but in the end it was easy to put together and only took us about 15 minutes.
Now we were set and ready to head out on our staycation! The kids grabbed their sand toys, and it was a nice five minute ride over to the beach! The day was beautiful with the sun shining bright, and since this was the beginning of the holiday weekend the beach was nice and quiet. We set-up our portable grill in the parking lot right next to our car and tailgated away!
The grill worked great! We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Hubby was very pleased with his new toy, and the kids had fun in the sand with their toys as the food was being cooked. After we ate, we let the kids make S’mores over the grill as well. This of course was their favorite part. That and the fact my son found a clam shell on the beach. He was super excited about finding one that was together and not broken.
My family definitely enjoyed our little staycation, and we loved our new portable grill from Kmart! It worked out great, and now we have something to use for more staycations or even for travel. I’m sure we will be bringing it along to the pool as well this summer. Don’t miss out on the sales at Kmart this Memorial Day Weekend! Go celebrate by getting yourself outdoor furniture or decor for 50% off, or if you’re in the shop for a grill you can get a four-burner Kenmore Gas Grill with side burner for only $199.99! Such great holiday weekend deals! I think I’m going back for some patio furniture!
To view my entire shopping trip at Kmart, and to see what other deals we found, check it out HERE on Google+.
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