Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Home Sweet Vacation


So the hubs is on vacation this week and we decided to stay here. We figured we could try the whole "staycation" thing that seems to be so popular. It's really easy to do here since we feel like we are on working vacation all the time anyway. People spend a lot of money to come here on real vacations after all.

I think we would feel differently about taking a stay-at-home vacation if we lived somewhere like Salinas, Kansas (no offense to the people of Salinas). Although, while driving through Kansas once, Nick and I had some car trouble and got towed into the town of Goodland. We saw the coolest thing we could have seen there, too. It was a giant reproduction of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers." Really. It was awesome. I know I have a picture on one of my discs somewhere. Just can't find it. That was the neatest. It really made Kansas cool. You can follow this link to see someone else's picture of said painting.

Anyway... back to our plans. We are going to enjoy ourselves the way we always do: lots of rum, sun, sand, and ocean. We may throw in a few more days hanging with the turtles (which we do a lot) and maybe try some really touristy things and go parasailing or something. Not a bad vacation in the end though. I really do live in paradise.
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6 comments:

sealaura said...

oh yes you do!! i love the islands as you well know. enjoy your staycation, u deserve it! :)

Mimi said...

Thanks!

The Grown-Up Child said...

So jealous Mimi! You do live in paradise. I live in a concrete jungle. No staycations for me, but maybe I'll take a vacation somewhere near you!

Q said...

A staycation sounds delightful. I have seen the Sunflower in Goodland and it is cool. Anyplace can be paradise with the right attitude. I live in the city but lots of birds and butterflies find their way to my humble gardens....a place to rest and relax.
Enjoy your Hubby time....the best vacation is being with loved ones...
Sherry

Maritza S. said...

I have to agree with Q. There's so many things in your own back yard,(figuritively speaking). The Chamber of Commerce is a great way to find out. While I hate to use the economy line, staycations are the way to go now and you will be amazed at the things you discover in your hometown or a few miles away. The extra money saved can be used on other things that will help boost our country's economy instead of some other country. Sorry, but we need it here now. As a kid growing up in the Bronx our vacations were quality time with the family at Central Park, the Bronx Zoo and many other things we couldn't do the rest of the year due to school and parents working. Those to us were the best vacations. Hopefully our economy will get better, then we can vacation abroad again, meanwhile enjoy your backyard!

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