The last time I took a vacation, I mean a 6 day, 7 night actual vacation that involves a plane, and a hotel room for an entire week....
Ah well there was....
And then there was that time....
I think the answer is senior year of high school, 2004. Sure there have been 4 day Spring Break trips here and there in college, as well as countless long weekends and of course visits home (home involves a beach) but an actual vacation involving a resort or a cruise or a passport... yeah, I got nothin. I think when bills and number of dogs grow, vacations dwindle!
I wish this post was a post announcing a vacation I have coming up, but as I'm sure you gathered from this title, I will not be vacationing anywhere this year. Money is an object to me, vacation time is limited to just two weeks a year (only one last year since I was new to my position), I have two dogs that cost as much to board as a hotel room at the La Quinta and I just don't see a vacation being a possibility nor a priority for me.
Plus, I like to milk my vacation days for all they are worth. For example, I like to plan my vacation days one at a time, tacking them on to an already long holiday weekend, just like I'll be doing this weekend! We have Good Friday off, so even though I'll be off 6 straight days from work, I'll only be using 3 days of vacation.
Remember that one time I said to take something off before you leave? Yeah, everything I've already said could probably be erased from this post... ah well! Already typed it.
So my Mom will be coming in town today at 3pm.... Vacation for her, Staycation for me! So why not check some stuff off of my Dallas Bucket List while we're at it, right? I'm going to make a new tab on my sidebar just for this bucket list, so I can check things off as I go.
Dallas Cowboys ✓
Texas Rangers Game ✓
Dallas Stars Game
Dallas Mavericks Game ✓
Feed a Giraffe at the Dallas Zoo ✓
Watch a NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway ✓
Take a Trolley Tour of Uptown
Visit the Dallas Farmer's Market ✓
Visit the Sixth Floor Museum
Visit the Dallas Arboretum✓
Go Ice Skating at the Galleria
Visit Thanks-Giving Square✓
Eat lunch from the Food Trucks at Klyde Warren Park ✓
Experience the Texas State Fair and get a picture with Big Tex ✓
Have a Cocktail in Reunion Tower ✓
Get a Mani and Martini at Beauty Bar
Check out the Original Neiman Marcus Downtown
Beat your friends (you'll never beat me #sorrynotsorry) at Top Golf✓
Tour the Deep Ellum Brewing Company✓
The Full Circle Tavern**
Katy Trail Ice House*✓
The Quarter Bar*
The Ginger Man*
Bowl Lounge (this clearly could double as an attraction!)
Lee Harvey's (Dog Day every Sunday afternoon!)
Denotes: **Skyline Views *Great Patio
Follow me on Instagram if you want to Staycation vicariously....
(who wouldn't want to do that?!)