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Staycation Days


Have any of you ever took a staycation?

That’s what hubby and I are doing for a few days.

The funny thing is, we started out with plans for a vacation, but we couldn’t agree together where we wanted to go.

I thought a cabin in the mountains to hibernate… he thought let’s go to Carolina to see family…

I thought let’s take a road trip up to Virginia, we couldn’t decide….

Soooooo, we both agreed just a few vacation days at home, to just rest and ramble around.

We’ve been working on the house after a pipe broke, which has been a nightmare and exhausting.

But God always brings good out of bad. So now all is done, just time to rest from all of it.

So here we are, on a staycation.

Today’s journey…. Resaca Georgia to the civil war battlegrounds… just a place to go, hubby’s idea of course. But it will be enjoyable, I suppose???

What’s next for another day, I think some retail therapy in Blue Ridge Georgia together, and maybe scope out some of the cabins for that mountain retreat I suggested to begin with. 😀😉😊

UPDATE: If you decide to visit Resaca for the battlegrounds, please don’t go through the week, it’s only open Friday and the Weekends.

I didn’t think to check that before we went…

Didn’t expect a historical park to be closed…. but oh well….

That’s life, to expect the unexpected!

What have I learned from a staycation?

It is very relaxing, your body gets used to slower days, sleeping in, no schedule, no deadlines.

I really enjoyed it, much more than I thought I would.

No packing, no traveling, no hotels, no traffic…. pretty good way to spend time off work.

I’ll have to do it again,……………….

and probably even a few more times!!!


Just a Drive

Travel…… I love it!!!

Some places I seem to gravitate to again and again….. others only a time or two…but they all leave such a lasting impression or memory!!!

Do any of you ever just decide to take a drive out of the blue?

No Destination… No Agenda… No Set Time to be Anywhere… Just Simply a Drive……

I love to, I always have. There have been so many times I’d just wake up and think it’s a great day for a drive! You hop in the car and just go.

Where to?        Anywhere.


I’ve made it as simple as just riding around town, looking at homes and their landscaping, getting ideas of things I like..


Sometimes, head out towards where I grew up, to go down “memory lane” so to speak….. stopping here and there just to think about different times in my life.

Maybe take off to the city for some serious retail shopping… and then just riding around looking at the various little shops and such.


I love a ride up through the mountains, just simply to enjoy God’s nature that He blessed us with.

Sometimes simply a drive up to the river to toss stones and enjoy the serenity.

And once in a while, I’ll take a drive that takes a few hours, just because you read about a place, and think ” hmmmmm, gonna check that out.”


See, you can go a million different directions when you just decide to take a drive out of the blue…

For me, I find it absolutely one of the greatest things to do, just to simply unwind, see new places, enjoy “me” time, or just because…. well…. you just want to.

So I hope you will get out and travel a bit too!!!

Whether by plane, boat, car, bus, taxi, bicycle or even on foot…whatever you preferred way might be……

Whether you go around the world, to the next state, a nearby town, or just down the road, or even just around the block

You can always make it an Adventure.          

Happy Travels!!!!!!!


I absolutely love pictures of nature, in all its beauty. 

Here are two of my favorites… so far………..


I could just spend forever sitting there in that swing looking at that view….. true peace!



I absolutely love this picture,  I can just imagine walking through that beautiful serene place. Couldn’t you?

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