Have you ever taken a staycation instead of a vacation? Well, I just finished a five-day staycation during my spring break from teaching school. Usually, my husband and I take a week and go somewhere fun, such as last year to Charleston, South Carolina. Many of my spring breaks have been spent with my students in France, Spain, Italy, or England for ten days. But, this year I decided to not venture far from home. One reason–the real one– is that my husband has a new job and could not take the time away.
So what is a staycation? It is a holiday without the transportation or hotel expense, your own bed, no detailed agenda, a few “fun” restaurants, movies–really anything goes. Since I had nine days (that included two weekends) to define my own Staycation.
1) slept in daily until 7:30 a.m. (compared to 5:00 a.m.)
2) stayed up past 9:00 p.m.
3) gardening–two flower beds, green house vegetables, border trees
4) a 1,000-piece puzzle (I’m addicted to puzzles so I can’t have one out often.)
5) lots of reading (progress on a print book, an audio one, an e-book, a research book, and a writing help book)
6) movies (a few animated ones for fun–“Leap” and “Sing”)
7) and some writing…now up to 12,000 words on my WIP (work in progress)
I ate out many times with my husband, saw a movie (“A Wrinkle in Time”) with my parents, time with my son and daughter-in-law, shopping, and basic down time. I loved it! I didn’t miss the hotels or planes…
Share your staycation experiences.