My “Staycation”

This week I am on vacation.  I am taking some time away from the daily grind of work and Mary is doing the same.  Near the end of this week is my family’s annual get-together at Wyalusing State Park.  So we decided to take off the first half of the week as well and do something fun.  One thing you should know about me is that I do not relax when I am on vacation.  I am not the type of person that will just lay on the beach and soak up the sun’s rays (I wouldn’t do that anyway because my skin burns so easily).  I would rather be swimming, building a sand castle, or doing something more active.  Our initial thought for the first half of this week was to go camping.  We had already been camping once this month, but we thought it would be fun to try to get one more trip in before the end of the season.  After looking at the forecast though, we decided not to.  The weather called for rainy and cloudy weather with the low temps in the 30′s.  Now, don’t get me wrong, we’ve camped in that kind of weather before.  However, with the days becoming shorter and the weather getting colder, we wussed out and decided to stay home.

I don’t think I have ever taken a “staycation” before.  As I said before, I am almost always doing something or going somewhere when I take a day off of work.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do leading up to this week, but as it turns out, Mary and I have been able to find enough things to keep us busy.  Yesterday was a yard and house work day where we got quite a few projects done.  Today we were thinking of doing some sort of day trip with hiking or geocaching.  And then we still have one more day that is currently open without any plans, although I am sure it won’t stay that way for long.  The concept of a staycation has already been growing on me.  There is a little more freedom to do what I want and fly by the seat of my pants.  Overall, it has been nice to get caught up on a few things and find some time to do some blogging as well.

And after this week that will conclude the camping season for Mary and I.  Unless we have an unseasonably warm November, the tent will not be coming out again until Spring.  Fall weather always goes by so quickly.  I suppose there is no reason why we couldn’t go camping during the Winter, though.  I guess we have just never gotten around to doing that, but I am always open to suggestions if anyone has any recommendations.  However, there is still much to blog about even during the off season and I have promised myself to do better in keeping up with my blog posts even when I’m not out there camping.

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