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23. February 2010 07:30
by Jobo
12 Comments

Vacation... or should I say STAYcation?

23. February 2010 07:30 by Jobo | 12 Comments

I had some vacation time stashed away... waiting for an excuse to take a break... so I decided to take 2 weeks of it!  I'm one of those people who often saves the vacation time, thinking that I will use it to do something exciting or travel somewhere.  The last few years, what with the wedding, Hubby being in University while working full time, and the long commutes to work, there just hasn't been much of an opportunity to get away for very long.  We used to travel down south to the Caribbean once a year, but bummer, not able to do that this year. 

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So instead of lounging on a beach in the Dominican Republic or sipping Cuba Libres down in Havana... I'm having a "Stay-Cation"  Basically, I am going to play housewifey...  do a few things around the house, cook supper, pretend to be a tourist in my hometown, knit a little whole lot, and play with my spinning wheel and perhaps dye some fiber!

Someday when we are more mobile again, and not as financially or time constrained... I want to travel again.  On my list of places I MUST see at some point before I croak - Ireland and Scotland.  Being a fiddle player, and lover of all things Celtic, I have always wanted to see these countries and wander into some traditional pubs, sit in the corner and drink the music and atmosphere in.  Also high on my list - Australia and New Zealand.  My best friend was living in Australia for a while, so I thought for sure I would get to go and visit her there, but alas she is moving back to Canada this spring.  It will be really nice to have her be closer to home, but sad that I won't get to see her in Bundaberg.  New Zealand has always held much intrigue for me also, which grew exponentially when the Lord of the Rings Trilogy came around.  Seriously... the country is fantastically beautiful, and apparently covered with Sheep!  (wink, wink)  If you ask me, that's a total win win!

What about you, bloggers?  If you could take off and go on a travel adventure... where would you go?  and more importantly, what project would you pack to keep yourself out of trouble on the way there? 

For me it's usually socks... compact, interesting, useful, amusing.  For me Socks have it all :)

Comments (12) -

Have a great trip;) St. Lucia is my hope for a next trip.  I spent a day there a few years back and wish I could have spent many more.  Socks or something small is a must.  You won't catch me on the beach knitting, but it's great for the flight and any layovers.  Kim.

My last vacation was a staycation of sorts. We went to a cottage about 2 hours away and read the whole Harry Potter series and I started knitting a blanket while it rained the whole week. It was great slept in every day and stayed up late every night. Though right now I really want to go somewhere to warm to knit...like the Bahamas. Where you wear little skirts and sip drinks with umbrellas. Maybe a sock for the plane ride though.

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