Anyone doing a "staycation" this summer?

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    I would love to go to San Diego for a long weekend or maybe Disneyland. Maui would be wonderful. But I also want to pay off some bills right now. So I decided to do a "staycation" this summer instead.

    We recently moved to some condos. A few weeks ago we were sitting by the community pool in lounge chairs. There are big palm trees all around. It was slightly breezy and very relaxing. Then I thought about it. Is there really a difference between me sitting here sipping my fruit punch, or doing the same thing in some fancy schmancy hotel? My way is much cheaper.

    We have also been going to our local movies (discount matinee $5 per person) occasionally and plan to visit a local water park next weekend for a big Christian concert that is planned there.

    What about you? Any staycation plans?

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    I just had a two-month "staycation" myself......not voluntarily, but it turned out that I badly needed that time to get well and be ready to move forward with my life.
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    I am doing a staycation this summer. I'm doing some work on my house and am saving for a big trip next summer, so I'm forgoing a trip this year. I'll do a day trip or two, but I'm pretty happy floating in my pool.
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    We aren't vacationers. Summer is always a very busy time for my husband (he was a logger, farmer and now mosquito abatement manager). Winter we are broke.

    We have managed to get tickets to see the Giants at the end of the month. My son goes to a baseball camp in Sac for a week and my dh will go too and stay at our niece's home while they go on a real vacation. Other than that, I try to do as others have mentioned and enjoy where I live.

    The other day walking the loop at Burney Falls, which is in my neighborhood so to speak . . we met folks who are on a vacation from San Jose. They are hitting all the parks in our area . . Burney Falls, Lassen Park, Lake Almanor . . all within easy reach of our family and CHEAP.

    The only time I've been to Disneyworld was when my second oldest son's football team was chosen to play in a football game there.

    Disneyland is too freaking expensive nowadays.
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    I'm with steph, I'm not really a vacationer either.

    I usually do stuff around the area on weekends. Sometimes I'll take a day or two off of work and do something special. Haven't decided this year whether I'll take a day or two and head to Wisconsin or not. But except for that I usually don't travel.
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    I have never been to DisneyLand but I've been to Disneyworld in Orlando. Went on one of the wet rides, standing about in 90 degree heat with sopping wet shorts for the rest of the day. I don't ever want to go back. Waiting over an hour for rides.........ugh.

    I live in Colorado and so can go hiking very easily to many beautiful places in the mountains. These are mini staycations and I feel very lucky to live in such a pretty state. And they're totally free.
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    Quote from StNeotser
    I have never been to DisneyLand but I've been to Disneyworld in Orlando. Went on one of the wet rides, standing about in 90 degree heat with sopping wet shorts for the rest of the day. I don't ever want to go back. Waiting over an hour for rides.........ugh.

    I live in Colorado and so can go hiking very easily to many beautiful places in the mountains. These are mini staycations and I feel very lucky to live in such a pretty state. And they're totally free.
    I agree about Colorado, beautiful state.

    When I was a kid I lived in Denver for a few years. Behind our house (which was located at a 4 way stop sign) was a little hill and at the bottom of the hill was a creek. When we walked down the hill we were no longer in the city. We instantly felt like we were in the middle of nature, beautiful trees, animals, small fish. It was pretty cool.
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    Alaska is the perfect state for staycations...

    From the glacier covered mountains, to the river valleys, to the rainforests of the "throat", oceans, seas, sounds, bays, sloughs, wildlife that will eat you, hot winters and frigid winters...this state is perfect for never leaving.
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    Here we are again, another summer is here.

    Kicking this one back up: Anyone have any staycations planned, or any real vacations?
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    Staycations are pretty common here in AK. This is such a huge state with so much wilderness to explore it seems a pity to travel elsewhere.

    Having said that, Hawaii is a favorite destination of Alaskans in January.
    I will be spending my summer vacation gold prospecting. Last year that effort was profitable.

    Hey Grumpy, how long have you been in AK?


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