This Travelin’ Tuesday post is going to focus on the opposite of traveling. It is going to focus on staying home. This weekend is Labor Day in the U.S. It is the holiday that signals the end of summer (even though with new school schedules, most students have been back in school for weeks at this point). It is also a big travel holiday with people getting in their last “summer” trip of the year. But, I’ve decided to stay home this holiday weekend. I could go to the Bay Area and visit my parents and take my daughter to the amusement park in their hometown. But, I went back to work this week and even though it is only Tuesday, I’m exhausted. And I feel like trying to do a trip and big fun this weekend will only wear me out more. So, I’m going to stay at home.
I think that I will take this weekend to do a bit of a Staycation though. I know that staycations are a bit cliche at this point, but I do feel like there is plenty of fun to be had around our own little hometown this weekend and it doesn’t require a drive, an overnight stay in a bed other than our own and sacrificing any chance of getting some time to clean up and organize my house (the neverending quest of my life it seems). The University that I work at is offering a bevy of entertaining events trying to keep students entertained without alcohol and huge parties (which turn in to riots when things get out of control – already happened earlier this week when the students were coming back into town), there is a Friday Night Concert, a Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market. My daughter would love to go to Turtle Bay Discovery Park again (we have not gone all summer long). We can go shopping downtown. We can go to the river and play in the water, feed the ducks in the pond in the park, go for a short nature hike…I think what I’m going to do is check one of the Summer Bucket Lists on my Pinterest page and do as many of those things as we can around our area this weekend. It should be fun, little less exhausting than traveling somewhere while doing it, and can be scheduled around a little housecleaning and organizing! The best of all worlds, I would say.