Well, not including the hotel room of course.
I made it through my very first convention without purchasing a single thing other than food. (Not my first convention, just my first convention without purchasing anything.) It’s not that they didn’t have anything good, it’s just the homeschooler in me knows I can replicate most of the materials I saw for next to nothing (except time) sigh. Now, the theory and the program behind the materials is another story, and no doubt about it, that’s where the real value comes in. That’s the stuff in the manuals. That’s the stuff they won’t sell me separately.
It just wouldn’t have been a complete weekend without doing SOME shopping, so I stopped off at Wal-Mart and Michael’s on the way home. Guess what I found at Wal-Mart.
Uh huh. “Glow in the dark” balloons. Actually, there’s a mini LED light in each balloon (5 to a pack for about $4.00). It stays lit for 15 hours. Here’s a picture of one of the balloons floating in a pitch black room (no flash).