We almost always take a big trip during Summer but we have decided not to do that this year. We just moved here at the beginning of Summer and felt we needed to stay put and get settled!
The kids love to travel so they were dissapointed. (We were feeling a little down about it ourselves.)
Jon suggested we have a week long staycation to make up for it.We had talked about doing a Staycation before in our old town but it just never happened.
Chloe decided that each of us should get a day to plan however we liked.
The girls got out a big sheet of paper and started planning. Jon and I hoped we knew what we were getting into. 😊
Monday was Jon’s day and he decided we should do a day at the beach. I made a picnic,we packed up the car and we were off.
When we first thought of moving here we initially wanted to be on North Padre Island. Because that would mean buying a much smaller house due to the high cost of wind insurance,we changed out mind.
We love the beach but Jon really needed studio/office space and the girls wanted their own rooms. The great thing about our place though is it’s only 20-30 minutes away from a beach. Seeing as we used to drive 4 hours for a beach fix,we’re okay with that.
We chose to spend the day at Malaquite beach. It’s a great beach with a visitor center, dressing areas and showers.
It may have been because it was a weekday and early in the Summer,but the visitor center was closed. The bathrooms were and showers were still open though.
The kids and Jon were able to make full use of the ball they brought with them,usually I’m scared to death they’ll hit a passerby in the head and beg them to put it away before they do. Crowded beaches and flying objects do not mix well!
It was a pretty chilled out day and a lovely time.
We ended up coming home near dinner time and Jon cooked out…
We bought him this grill for the beach,but honestly have not used it there yet.
We really need to get a bigger one but this never fails to crack me up!
The rest of our week went like this:
Chloe’s day: Palmera mall,two candy stores and Port Aransas
Cat’s day:USS Lexington and an indoor trampoline place
My day: Texas State Aquarium
Have you ever tried a Staycation? We loved ours,although Chloe did say she missed staying at a hotel.
Of course not staying at a hotel saves some money to do more I think. It also lets you potentially explore new places in your town. A downside was that although Jon did take some time off work he still fit some in whenever he could.My husband is a workaholic and I admire that but it is good to take a full break now and then. Actually taking a trip somewhere makes him do that. What do you think about Staycations ?