My Mini Summer Staycation - Quarantine Style

This year because of the global pandemic, summer break looks a little different for us all. Since we probably won't be taking the kids on an extended overnight vacation we have had to get creative with our plans. Insert my mom and my mini summer staycation!

Well, she actually asked us if the kids could come over. It seemed like a great idea since we both have been limiting our contact with others. The kids are 10, 9, and 3. Loads of fun for my mama aka Mimii, right? Well her and the kids (most of the time) LOVED IT!

Today, I’m not really writing to tell you what the kids did, but I am writing to tell you about all the fun I had with the hubs while they were gone on our mini staycation / baecation quarantine style!

So lets set the scene...we are living in a city that's new to us, Raleigh, North Carolina. We moved right before the pandemic so we haven’t visited many places because of the pandemic. But we took some time last week to check off a few things on our get to know our new city list.

Before the week started the hubs and I talked about our goals for the week. Why may you ask? Because we both still had work obligations and we wanted to be intentional with our time.

The first major thing that we both wanted to do was get in some exercise. We walked almost 2+ miles every day. Whether it was around our neighborhood or at a few of the area parks. Now because we are in the south most of these days it was humid and HOT. So we did most of the walking early in the morning or late at night.

We did want to visit a few parks. This something we did a lot in our old city. We took the kids on numerous trails and visited lots of the local parks.

Our favorite park from last week was Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead. The trail is located in the small neighboring town of Cary, NC.

The trail was BEAUTIFUL! There was a nice lake, lots of wildlife (which I love), and tons of shade (which still didn’t keep us from sweating)!