Relaxed, rejuvenated, and reporting back: staycation 2020 was a resounding success! I posted a couple of weeks ago with ideas for how we were going to improve upon staycation 2019 and it actually helped us a lot.
What did we do on staycation?
It was certainly easy to skip doing any chores although towards the end of the week we snuck in a load of laundry. But it’s never a bad thing when you have to do laundry because you’re out of clean workout gear.
That’s because we rode the heck out of our bikes just about every day: woke up, got dressed, breakfasted, went for a ride.
We even bought new bikes! (We saved money by not buying airline tickets or paying for a hotel so if you think about it, the bikes were basically free.)
Cycling 15 to 20 miles every day was fun, tiring, and the perfect precursor to a “Pink Midi” that is, an extended afternoon of relaxing on our patio with chilled rosé in our glasses, misters on, and pinkies out.
The trick to the misters is setting them up far enough away that you really don’t get misted at all. They’ll cool down the ambient temperature around you but without the sogginess. We got ours from Lowes for $25 and had them up and running within 20 minutes.
Midweek, we biked to Central Market and picked out some fun treats to put in our “hospitality basket.” Bath flowers, face masks, body scrub, Grady’s cold brew, wine, and chocolate all made the cut.
We grilled out every day, including Beyond Meat burgers, homemade pizza, swordfish, and tofu to top the best rice bowls this side of the Mekong Delta.
Just to be totally sure we were abiding by the “no diet” staycation guideline, we also made and consumed 4 dozen cookies. Rules are rules.
Other Things We Did on Staycation:
- Had a spa day
- Played lawn games
- Binge watched Survivor Micronesia
- Started and almost completed a Liberty Puzzle
Things We Didn’t Do on Staycation:
- Think about work
- Household maintenance
- Run errands
After staycation 2019 we vowed never to do it again. Then along came COVID and all of a sudden staycation was back on the docket. And dare I say, I think we’re getting the hang of it. 🙂