Staycations

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Staycations
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Tue, 06-09-2009 - 3:20pm

Great article! This sounds like a wonderful idea. We'll probably try something like this.

Jen

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Staycations: Save your vacation money by staying home, getting fit, and spending time with the family all at the same time!

http://www.neversaydiet.com/blog-article/staycation-all-i-ever-wanted








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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Wed, 06-10-2009 - 12:44am
My DH and I have vastly differing ideas of what constitutes a vacation. For the money we spend driving to my IL's and sitting around watching tv, I could stay home and do the same here, in my own house that isn't full of cigarette smoke. We could then go do fun stuff around here like the zoo, or the state park beach, or even drive an hour or two away to play in a neighboring city for a day.
This year, I'm "stay-cating" anyway because the Stowaway's presence requires me to be inside of an hour's drive to the hospital. This city is geographically huge, so I can't go more than 30 minutes' drive west, north or south from home. The hospital is 30 minutes east of me. After she's born, I don't plan on going anywhere anyway.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

Irish siggy courtesy beaches59

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 12:57am

I would so much rather stay close to home too. This evening DH asked me what we were going to do for a summer vacation (like I'm now the official family travel agent or something). There is so much to do around here that we don't take advantage of, I think a staycation would be nice!

So, Trish...I was just wondering if this is your first pregnancy where you'll be doing a summertime 3rd trimester? With Ian (May baby) I didn't get to experience the joys of hot summertime pregnancy, and with Lucy (Feb. baby) I'm pretty sure I made it through the summer in the first trimester (possibly leading into the 2nd).








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Registered: 06-11-2007
In reply to: cl_jenastar
Sat, 06-13-2009 - 12:45am
This is my FOURTH baby. My kids were born in July, October, May and #4 is due in September. By far, the more enjoyable pregnancy was my 3rd. At least I have something resembling air conditioning this time. I say resembling because the house is 55 years old, the insulation in the attic is compacted and needs to be redone, so the AC doesn't even make a dent in anything over 90 degrees outside. I've gone to Sonic during "happy hour" to get a Route 44 slush almost every day this week to stay cool. I probably should just get a snow cone machine and make something at home but it's my splurge lol.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

Irish siggy courtesy beaches59

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Registered: 09-02-2008
In reply to: cl_jenastar
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 7:09pm

I am on board with May being a good month for a baby. February was OK too, but it was still cold and snowy. In May I could get out to walk the neighborhood at least instead of being stuck in the house.

A snow cone machine sounds like a great idea! Especially if you're already going out for a daily sno cone run. The last sno cone machine I owned was the Snoopy Sno Cone machine. I'm sure they've come a long way since then. I saw one at Bed Bath and Beyond just last week that looked pretty nice.