Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Spend one day at a big amusement park or Major League Baseball game or anyplace they have you “captured” and you will appreciate the art of savvy shopping.

I love roller coasters and baseball as much as anyone, but paying five or six dollars for a soda or three dollars for some water will jump on you like a tick on a fat dog really quick.

My family and I are on vacation in sunny Florida and having a wonderful time, but the costs add up quickly when you are trying to feed five.  It seems like I could be feeding 50 for what some of these places charge.  I understand.  As a matter of fact, I probably am feeding 50 – so I guess that is good.

In an effort to feel better about my situation, I decided to feed my family from the local “dollar store” one morning while we were on vacation for my youngest children’s spring break.  Opportunities like this are viewed as a game (to me).  The rest of my family usually just rolls their eyes.

Hopefully most folks have heard about Jesus feeding 5,000 folks and still having leftovers with a couple of fish and five loaves of bread.  I’m not saying that I am as good as Jesus, I don’t even come close.

However, I did do pretty well one morning for breakfast.

The eggs and frozen potatoes were real, the bacon was turkey bacon and the loaf of bread was wheat, rather than the pita bread Jesus probably passed out.

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