Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Staycation, All I ever wanted!

Ok, so it's not all I ever wanted. But it's what I'm getting. Every summer we rent a beach house in NC with my husbands family. Grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and siblings, and all the children in the middle. This year is not the case. Unfortunately some family members "got stuck" with a beach house in FL. So everyone decided to go there instead. We decided not too. It was too much hassle to try to accommodate the trip and we are perfectly, wonderfully, happily, and well, okay, we WILL be happy. As soon as we figure out what we are going to do.

Many ideas have swam through our minds, the typical, fishing, camping, touristing. I want to think of something really cool to do with a 7yr old boy and a 3 yr old girl, plus one very Cute fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants hubby. I just read something today in Country Living. Did you know you can rent a light house for a month! I know!! Now THAT is cool! You do minimal work in the gift shop and around the light house, and have PLENTY of free time to sight-see. The one I saw was only $600 for the month. Hmmm, Now there's a thought... If only the hubs didn't have to WORK for a living!

How many of you are Staycationing and what are your plans? Please share!! I need more ideas! :)


FragrantOffering LLC said...

Connecticut is always a nice place to visit...
Our plans are to stay close to home this year too. Might fit in a trip to MD to see family and my in-laws are taking us to the Adirondacks. But, most of our summer will be spent at Farmers Markets and shows spending quality family time and making a little green!Might even have some kids over for a mid-summer craft day or a Mom's craft night. Take advantage of the free craft store kids projects and check your local theater for free or low cost movie days- we loved that last year and with all the rain we have had, it might be the only thing we can do!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That is so funny! I just read that issue this morning too and the lighthouse rental stuck out to me! How fun would that be?

Oh, and about the "spray grip"? I got mine at Walmart for less than $3. you could probably pick one up just about anywhere though.