Hello for the first time since last September!
Rather than post a bunch of photos on Facebook, I decided to chronicle our Staycation through my blog. Here's how it came to be...we had planned a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in TN for May. But my poor mama fell at a garage sale and broke her hip in late April! Our vacation was scheduled to take place during her first week back home after hospitalization, surgery, and a week in rehab. So our trip was just not meant to be, since we needed to help her and my Dad daily that week.
Fast forward to June, and we realized that our summer was now pretty much booked up with other trips and responsibilities. Trying to schedule a replacement vacation would be too hard. I read a magazine article about how to have a Staycation, and make it feel like a vacation. The idea sounded perfect for us, and my husband and son agreed! No hassle of packing, boarding our dog, or driving for 6 hours! So, we are taking the first 3 days of this week for our Staycation, and enjoying it very much.
The article suggested that you do the things that make a vacation special...eating out, no work, doing fun things, taking time to be a family. So these are the the ideas that we came up with for our Staycation in our Ohio River city in southwest Indiana.
|For Day 1, we did something so fun for lunch. We went to Meijer and each chose some special lunch foods for a picnic lunch. It was quite fun to look at all the possibilities and everyone pick their favorite.|
|There are so many individual serving sized drinks and food available these days. Don't these little bottles of Lemonade in the refrigerated section look good?|
|Lots of meat and cheese packages in the deli.|
|I was tempted to choose a fresh roll from the bakery.|
|For less than $14, we all got what we wanted!|
|We went up on the rooftop patio of our visitor's center, and the Lord was so sweet to give us the ONE bench that was in the shade. Great lunch spot, with a cool river breeze blowing.|
|After lunch, there was alittle football tossing between John and Tanner.|
|The beautiful riverfront.|
|Loved the flowers around the visitor's center.|
|Next up, we went to see Finding Dory. Awwww, so cute. Baby Dory was darling!!|
|After the movie, we actually went laptop shopping for son. And then, a light supper at Freddy's.|