“A staycation (also spelled stay-cation, stacation, or staykation) (in the United Kingdom: stoliday or holistay) is a neologism for a period of time in which an individual or family stays and relaxes at home, possibly taking day trips to area attractions. Staycations achieved popularity in the US during the financial crisis of 2007–2010. Staycations also became a popular phenomenon in the UK in 2009 as a weak pound made overseas holidays significantly more expensive. The term was added to the 2009 version of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Common activities of a staycation include use of the backyard pool, visits to local parks and museums, and attendance at local festivals. Some staycationers also like to follow a set of rules, such as setting a start and end date, planning ahead, and avoiding routine, with the goal of creating the feel of a traditional vacation.” -From Wikipedia
My sister and I couldn’t afford to go anywhere for vacation. She only gets one week a year of vacation, so we decided to have a Staycation instead! We have planned a week full of fun activities. We are going to do a lot of touristy things! Even though we’ve lived here our whole lives, some of this stuff we have never done.
We went to a pizza place we’ve never tried, called NYNY Pizza. Had a coupon for buy one get one free pasta. AMAZING! It was soo yummy. After that, we went to see “Red”. GREAT movie!
We are going to the Nashville Zoo. Today is free for military. YAY! (We are trying to make this staycation as cheap as possible!)
We are going to the Hermitage (home of President Andrew Jackson. A mile from our home!). We’ve been there a bunch of times during our life, but it’s been awhile. It’s always free for military. After that, we are getting lunch at Salsarita’s (with coupon) and then going to paint pottery!
We are going to the Adventure Science Center, but we will always and forever call it the Cumberland Science Museum! (It’s original name) We LOVE this place!! That night we are going to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with our parents. Never been there, so we’re pretty excited!
We decided to get mani/pedi’s and haircuts! Afterwards, we’re just gonna hang out at home and catch up on our DVR.
It will be our friend’s birthday so we are doing a bunch of stuff with her. Decorating our house for Christmas (since sis won’t have time once she goes back to work). Then we’re doing dinner and a movie and then coming home for a game night/slumber party!
So, needless to say, we are VERY excited!! I will be posting pictures soon too! Hope everyone has a GREAT week!