Summer staycations

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following is MaryBeth’s perspective on summer staycations:

What parent, at some time or other, has decided that a slow, awesome staycation summer is the ticket to a great adventure for their family? One summer, when our 5 kids were small, we planned a staycation. We’re all about exploring and crafting in our home so we decided that once a week we would do just that. Our only stipulation was that each one of our children would write about their adventures in a journal which we provided.

Some of our adventures were:

  1. We took a ride on a train to a nearby town. T.J. (our oldest) liked looking at the scenery as we whizzed by.
  2. Our girls like to play “dress-up”, so one day we put on a play for Dad, complete with rented costumes.
  3. We took the kids bowling- a sport they’d only seen on TV.
  4. One rainy day, we binged on TV movies and ate snacks all day . Nobody got sick, amazingly enough.
  5. We went to a local fair and sampled hot dogs and watched a relay race.
  6. We saved the trip to the dino museum for a rainy day and ate hamburgers at the original restaurant in New Haven CT – Louis’s Lunch.
  7. We broke open new tubs of Play Dough and spent the day making clay objects.
  8. My hubby found two “old-fashioned” board games at a thrift shop and we enjoyed “Twister” and “Monopoly” until the wee hours of the morning.
  9. We splurged on a two-hour drive to a town we had never been to and explored the many shops on their Main Street.
  10. The kids especially loved miniature golfing and ice cream treats.

Those were 10 of the memorable adventures that summer. Oh and I almost forgot, we went to our local library and participated in their summer reading contest. I started reading Mary Higgins Clark books!

Try Staycating (not sure if that’s a word!) it’s fun!

MaryBeth

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Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

In my rush to write and post for this month, I completely forgot about these Prompts! These are ones that are ‘gonna make you think.

~Sallie

  • Create a list of things you enjoyed as a child. Add a photo of you as a child.
  • What was the biggest decision you made today/this month/this year?
  • What would you do if you had the ability to read minds for 24 hours? Several years ago there was a movie entitled “What do Women Want?” starring Mel Gibson. By some Hollywood magic, he got to read women’s’ minds for several weeks! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
  • Who do you admire and why?
  • List your favorite movies.
  • If you could choose, which era would you have liked to have been born into and why?
  • Go on a staycation in your own town. Visit local attractions, stores you haven’t shopped in before, events, restaurants. Keep maps, ticket stubs, menus etc.
  • Send someone a thank you note and write the note in your journal.
  • Make a list of 10 flowers you like. You can get pictures on-line or a seed catalog.

Read the following statement and write how you feel about it:

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way”.

Wayne Dyer

 

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