Walking Makes Cents

Nearly every day I take the kids in the double stroller for a long walk around the neighborhood. We walk for about an hour and a half, which is about 5 miles. It’s good to get out of the house, plus we make money.

No, I do not solicit donations for my every step. I just keep an eye out for loose change. People in our neighborhood drop a truly astounding amount of coins. All the money we find goes into the kids’ piggy bank. They are pretty flush for the under-two set.

Yesterday, we found a total of ten cents. The day before that, we found sixteen cents.

Tuesday was odd, because we found six cents Canadian, plus two tokens to the Green Mountain Family Fun Center (no cash value).

I don’t know where Green Mountain Family Fun Center is, nor had we planned a foray to the Frozen North, but now that we’re rolling in the currency, perhaps we’ll change plans. Six cents will buy, what? Two tablespoons of Canadian gasoline?

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