Tuesday, April 14, 2009


We are on a Stay-Cation! Usually we go away during this time each year, it is our last fun filled week before my husband's crazy work schedule picks up for his busy season May-Oct.

This year, to be prudent with our finances, we decided to stay at home and enjoy a Stay-Cation instead. It has good points and bad points. I still have to cook, clean, and do laundry during the stay-cation...that stinks. But I love sleeping in our own beds and having a slower pace than vacations usually bring. Last year we went to Florida and did the whole Disney crazy for 10 days. That was A BLAST, but not at all relaxing. We were on the go constantly and stayed up really really late to watch fireworks and electric light parades and then got up early to hit all of the parks. You know, the whole "hurry up and wait" thing that comes with vacations.

This stay-cation has been actually nice. We went mountain biking on Saturday for two hours and then enjoyed dinner together. Today my husband took our son to his work to work on a boat they have at work that everyone can use this summer. My daughter and I went to PetSmart to look at all of the animals they have there. Simple, cheap fun! It is rainy and icky out today but it is supposed to be 60 Wed.-Fri. so we will hit the trails again and put more miles on out mountain bikes. We've been playing games, watching movies, and just enjoying some quality family time.

Not a bad deal at all. Saving money can be fun!
P.S. I've been logging my workout miles since Jan. 1 and yesterday I hit 150 miles walked/ran since Jan. Hooray!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What a refreshing post about family time. I think Americans, esp. our kids, believe a big vacation is a yearly entitlement now. And congrats on being so active!

HAT said...

A stay-cation... I love it! : )

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm SO glad you came out of lurkdom to say HI!

Seriously, those jesus comments had me laughing so hard last week. it was way too much fun.

I like the staycation idea. Except the laundry/cleaning part. :) Enjoy your break.

Amy said...

Staycations can be lots of fun. We had did them before. Enjoy that time with your family!!

Have fun!!!

Renee said...

how perfect! I can totally hear you saying...that stinks! I just thought of it! You should tip yourself!!! Seriously...still cheaper AND it could mean hair color!! I think I just heard the word of the Lord for you!!!

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