Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Fun


I think this is the first summer in a long time, that I haven't had a trip planned to somewhere.

With the move into this temporary home, and spending time thinking about what our next step is (whether we build or buy), a trip is just not in the plans this summer.

But, there are other things I can do this summer that are fun, and in my own backyard.

We can go hiking.  There are beautiful vistas and trails to hike including some like these at DuPont Forest.

Several mountain lakes to boat on.


And summer concerts to go to.


I think a vacation in my own back yard sounds fun!  So what are your vacation plans this summer?

Welcome Home,
Penny

26 comments:

Vee said...

Same as yours...stay close to home. My sister invited us, yet again, to her place in New York, though we won't be going. It's no fun driving in summer traffic and I'm definitely not flying.

Catherine Holman said...

I'm vacationing in my own backyard too. We are landscaping and working on other home projects.

Vee said...

Oops...forgot to say that your options are fantastic! I think you'll have a great staycation.

see you there! said...

You obviously have lots of fun things to do right in your own back yard. I'll be spending as much time at our Mt. House as possible. I do plan to head North to visit Mom in the early fall tho.

Darla

Melanie said...

Staycation for us too! There are lots of thing that we can do here too though. I am not complaining, getting ready for and recovering from a vacation is work!!

Catsngrams said...

Sounds like a fun area to live. I am just planing on getting my yard worked on and relaxing. We have fruit trees and a garden so bottling is going to be my vacation very soon. I love your blog.

Sharing Shadymont said...

We will go back and forth from one end of GA to the other. Our "most of the time" home is in Northeast GA,(an hours drive from NC) and our "some of the time" home is in Southwest GA, near the FL/AL state lines. So, we'll have staycations wherever we happen to be. We manage to stay busy. Looks like you'll be having LOTS of fun.

Happy summer!

Adrienne said...

We've recently taken a 'big' trip to a family reunion and time with friends. The rest of the summer we will stay close to home - a lot to do nearby!
~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

Summers are a very busy time for me at work. Relaxing time will be at home will involve moving from the front porch to the sunroom to the deck to the terrace. Of course each relocation will be fortified by something cold to drink.

Blondie's Journal said...

You do have so many wonderful activities to enjoy, Penny. We rarely take a vacation in the summer, it's just a busy time. I think everything looks better in the spring and fall! :)

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

Penny, you do have a lovely "backyard" in which to spend some quality time. Have a great summer!

MelMel said...

Lots to do in your own back yard!
Wow....great water fall!xx

Kelly said...

You don't have to go far for vacation. Afterall, there are alot of people that drive to your area for vacation anyway! Lucky you! We plan on going to the beach down in FL, near St. Augustine this year. We're going to rent a condo on the beach in July. I'm really looking forward to it.

Sherri said...

Penny, we aren't going anywhere this summer either (just a quick trip to NJ to help my parents on the 4th of July Wed. arrive leave Sunday to come home). You have plenty of vacation things to do right in your backyard just like you said! The area you live in is just gorgeous-enjoy it! Have fun decided whether to build or buy! The builder is starting our new house the end of this month!! Very exciting-I love building!!

Kathleen Grace said...

No rel vacation plans for this year. Both with new jobs that haven't accumulated vacation time yet. But we have plans to attend a bluegrass concert at a local lavender farm at the end of the month. We will probably just have fun here and there as we can:>)

Donna said...

I'm vacationing in my back yard too. Sometimes that can be the most fun.

Hugs,
Donna

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We are not vacationers at all, but I may need to pay a visit to the midwest sometime this summer. Can't wait to see if you decide to build a house. That would be fun!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounds like a great way to spend your summer Penny! We are taking the kids to California for 2wks in July. They can't wait!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

No vacation plans for the summer. We are going to a wedding in Florida in October and making a week of it. Your pictures are stunning. You have an incredible back yard. :o)

Lorrie said...

We'll be vacationing on the Island one week in July - probably camping and hiking. In August we're going out to Alberta to see Tim's family, then take a week and vacation in the Rockies. Nothing big planned for this year.

Pondside said...

We'll be staying close to home this summer. I have several work-related trips, but they are not exciting or relaxing. I'll be off to Europe and the UK in September - birthday gift from TGD.

Tutti Chic said...

hi penny-just popped in to say hi.....summmer hmmmmm.....garden design work, enjoying our little summer cottage, lots of babysitting for little giana,backyard garden work & lots of trips to the cape (cape cod) nothing exciting to some but fun for us! xoxo chris

Nancy's Notes said...

Your plans sound awesome and what a beautiful place!! We are headed to the beach with our entire family, it's an annual thing. This fall we are heading up the East coast and into Canada!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you have a lot you can do right near home, Penny. We probably won't go away either, but I'd like to take some time to explore what is in the area since a lot of it is still new to us since we moved.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Penny I know tow people that had their houses built and enjoyed the experience very much as they were able to have everything be exactly the way they wanted it to be. However, it did take longer than they thought it would.

I love stay-cations as I get a chance to do more around my city than usual. Your area has so many wonderful things to see and partake in that I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.

My husband and I will be driving cross country to Colorado this summer to drop my daughter's bridal shower gifts off at her home. Hopefully we'll be able to make a few stops along the way on the way home.

bj said...

WOW...it looks like your can have a fantastic BackYard Vacation. Just wish we lived somewhere this pretty. Our choices of things to do around here are soooo
pitiful. :(