- Posted May 25, 2008 by
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'Staycation' all you've ever wanted?
"Cruisin' with the Crews
My husband and I love to travel, but we can kiss good bye the days where we could once just jump into the car and drive to no where. Now we're learning to enjoy a new kind of hobby: "A Staycation".
Our annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition usually involves camping and fishing. Well, due to the continual rise in gas, we felt our only recourse was to nix the idea this year and stay home.
Needless to say we were very bummed about the idea. Even the dog looked sad! So, being the creative (maybe even a bit annoying) wive that I am, I decided to camp out in the backyard. We set the tent up, just finished installing our above ground pool, and cleaned up the grill, and got our "John Boat" up and runnin'. Wala! We have ourselves a campsite! It's been a blast!
My husband groaned about the idea, but even he was all smiles when we were done. We might just make this our new tradtion. It was a lot easier than packing to go camping, we had a pool to ourselves (wink,wink) and we didn't have to buy any additional supplies except 5 gallons of gas for the boat. Mon, we'll head to Lake Palestine and go fishing. I believe this was by far the cheapest "vacation" we've ever had! I'm lovin' it!