This challenge comes from a small writing group. we have a large series of random questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week.
Describe your perfect staycation. Would you want to spend it alone or with someone?
Most of us have lived the longest and perhaps scariest staycation and are all experts on the process now. Or maybe not. In my mind a vacation is mostly going away to some fun or exciting location that you go to every year or have never been to before. So a staycation is not going away and may not be fun.
I love to travel almost anywhere and am pleased with the level of diversity I have managed to get on vacations. I don’t try to conquer all my fears at the same time or see 12 countries in 3 days, but I have been pretty lucky with some of the opportunities I have had. Not so much when it comes to staying home,
Unlike the current situation I would not mind a staycation for 1 week. Since I live near Chicago and it has more than enough to entertain and see, it would be easy to fill the days. I had a bit of that earlier this year before we had to stay home for an extended time.
I am very good with doing this alone, but would be alright with have an friend or family member join for a day or so. A trip to the zoo is always high on my list and that was one of my outings this year. The city is also blessed with 2 conservatories and both are filled with beautiful plants and flowers all year long, that can easily take a day. Next are museum’s to match almost anything you could want to see.
My choice for the next pandemic would be to be living in some place that is not super cold or super hot. There were a number of days when it did not seem like a good thing to even go out of the house due to the cold or wet and gloomy. The tough part was that zoos and museum’s were all closed down as well and we could only see them on virtual tours. So I guess it really does not matter what the weather is like if I have to stay in for 9000 days. All in all I could easily take my next staycation in Chicago and probably will.