Thought for Today

Will Rogers
Will Rogers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Never let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

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Top Ten Staycation Ideas #6

Picnic shelter overlooking Platte River
Image copyright 2011 by R.O & R.A. Robbins

Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.

Discover your State Parks and Recreation Areas. 

In my state an annual $25 park permit gets everyone in your vehicle into the state parks.   We have a wonderful variety of state parks including parks that cater to campers, fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, history and archeology buffs, and even vacationers who want a few amenities.

One of our favorite brief escapes is a hike followed by dinner with a view at the picnic area in a State Park.

Get acquainted with your state parks.  You may be missing wonderful recreational opportunities.

Top 10 Staycation Ideas #7

English: Entry gate to the New York Renaissanc...
English: Entry gate to the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park, NY. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home

Enjoy local fairs, festivals and seasonal celebrations. 

Most cities and even small towns have at least one.  Whether a holiday celebration, flower, harvest or music festival, event honoring a local historical figure, Renaissance Faire or chicken festival these can be quite fun.

Some offer free admission while others charge.  If you going outside prepare for weather conditions and don’t forget sunscreen.   Take the family, leave the phone at home.  Have fun, you are on vacation!

Thought for Today

Norman Vincent Peale, Christian preacher and a...
Norman Vincent Peale, Christian preacher and author of The Power of Positive Thinking (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Top 10 Staycation Ideas #8

English: Clark State Community College Campus
English: Clark State Community College Campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.

Visit your local college or university.

If you haven’t you may be missing:

*  Your state natural history museum

*  The Planetarium

*  An arboretum or beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens

*  Historic architecture

*  Art gallery or museum

*  Concerts, plays, athletic events and other activities.

Check out what your local college or university has to offer the public.    Even community colleges have public activities. You might be surprised.

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