5 Fun and Frugal Summer Dates

If you are anything like us, you are always searching for ways to have a fun and frugal date night together. We have had seasons where all of our dates consisted of at home dates when the children were sleeping soundly in their beds. We've had seasons with no dates during year-long combat tours. And now, we are embracing a season of enjoying regular date nights as our teenage daughter is able to watch her younger brothers for us every now and then. Regardless of where we are, we purpose to enjoy the fact that we are together. We wanted to share some fun and frugal dates that we've planned for this summer. Our hope is that we will inspire those of you with little money in the budget (but lots of love in your heart) to get out and go on a date with your spouse!

1. Take a nice long walk.

This never gets old. Not only are there health benefits to walking, but we love being in one another's company and enjoy the time alone to talk. It seems like many of our most productive time together is during long walks. We have made business plans, dreamed big, and even written a book during our long walks. Seriously, this is a wonderful way to connect with your spouse, and it's free!

2. Head to a local bookstore.

We have done this time and time again and have it on the calendar for later this month. We typically choose a couple of good books that we'd like to check out and just chat the night away. When the budget allows, we'll also grab a cup of tea or coffee and a muffin to split. It's a great way to unwind from the business of life as well as connect with your spouse.

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