So what is a Staycation, you ask? Well, instead of vacating the home and traveling away for fun (vacation), you stay at home and do fun stuff not too far from home! With the economy like it is, that is what we did!
I had Friday off so we headed down to the Brazos River in Mineral Wells (1-1/2 hour drive) and took a 10 mile/5 hour canoe ride. We rented one canoe, one 2 person kayak, and one 1 person kayak. The kayaks were light weight and easy to maneuver, but boy, to they require alot of upper body strength. (Which I do NOT have!) I ended up in the canoe for the most part.
The day was cool starting out, with a light breeze, and we zipped right along. The sun shone bright and we had lovely red tail hawks flying overhead, with the occasional buzzard hogging the airways. (shiver…nasty creatures)
We stopped several times along the way to swim, search for shells (the boys did no searching, just my daughter. I am sure they would want that clarified!), eat a picnic, and also do a little rock climbing.
We were all tuckered out by the end of the ride, and I soon learned I must have either arthritis or carpel tunnel in my hands/wrists! I was nearly in tears with the pain in my hands by the time we got home. Growing old…not for the wimpy.
AND I AM A WIMP!
Then today, Saturday, we went to the Kimbell and Amon Carter Museums, ate at Pei Wei at the old Montgomery Ward Plaza, shopped at Barnes & Noble in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth (I didn’t buy anything, can you believe it???), then saw Angels and Demons at the Palace.
I came home happily tired and so thankful for some fun time with my family. I love to tuck away the memories for future smiles.
What are some of your favorite vacations or staycations?