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Some Tri-State residents prefer to stay home

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Labor Day weekend is a big travel weekend - but many say, it's not worth their time and money to go out of town.

It was an extra "Daddy Daughter Day" for Darren Schnelle and his daughter Trinity, and she picked the activity - an afternoon at Scottie's fun spot.

"She's been wanting to get on the go carts again, so we figured we would come out here again and give it a try," he said. 

But Darren says - spending the day driving around the course, or eating some ice cream has some other advantages too.

"The price of gas and everything like that, we just as soon stay here and spend our money local, basically."

Scotties owner Jeff Scott says they're open most holidays, which are typically big days for them.

"I think that people want to do things with their kids, and now that we have something that adults can do too it's good to see families enjoying that," he said.

And around town, others chose to spend their time and their dollars outside. Upper Moorman park was bustling with picnics, games, and miniature golfing. This family says they decided to hit the links here in town - because crazy schedules prevented travel.
 

"Work. I had to work all weekend," said one girl. 

But they agreed whatever they're doing, the important thing this weekend was being together.

"Just getting to see each other, because we're only here on the weekends and sometimes during the week," said Andrew Gainey. 

 

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