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Staycation

So, the plan was that Steve (rootbeer1) and I would fly out tomorrow to Boston, see our friends Joe and Bill (bearbeat) and drive out to Provincetown for Bear Week. We've done this in 2004 and 2006, so it's becoming a biannual (or is that biennial) event. But as our departure date grew closer, I increasingly felt that what I needed.....was to take a week off from work and do nothing. Nada. Be a slugabed. Languish about the house, nibbling bon bons and reading trashy novels. You see, though I enjoy traveling, it's not relaxing to me--it's stressful. I'm constantly obsessing about what we're doing and where we're going or supposed to be and what we're going to eat and if we're being an imposition and OMG at the end of it all I have to FLY across the country again in a plane....well, it's just not relaxing.

I'm a homebody. I love being home and puttering around the house and making tea and reading books and watching DVDs and lying on the sunny deck. I go several days sometimes (when I can get away with it) never leaving the house, much to the puzzlement of my long-suffering husband (or should I say fiance--we're getting legally married at last this fall).

So, I'm staying home while Steve represents at Ptown, then meets up with Ray (profkampf) to drive back cross country, including a bit of Canada. I'll miss Joe and Bill and all the other guys, and most of all my Bear, but I feel like a kid who just got out of school for the summer.

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jimmyadventure
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I am like you, Jack. I love to be at home. It's fun sometimes to take trips (I do love Vegas), but I can also take a week off from work and be perfectly happy doing the things I love to do at home (music, movies, books, little walks, errands, etc.)
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do like to travel, just need some downtime every now and then. I really enjoyed Vegas more than I thought I would, and we want to go back as soon as we can. I got a credit on my airfare, so we have some miles to burn.
quirkstreet
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
:-( Aw. I'll miss seeing you, baby. But yeah, sometimes it's good to just do genuine NOTHING for a week or two.
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
The negative side to this is not seeing you and the other guys I'd like to catch up with. But there's always next year, or of course your next trip out here. Come stay with us! I promise we won't make you do yardwork this time....:-)
timzilla
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
You have a beautiful, wonderful house. If I lived there I wouldn't want to leave much at all.

Makes perfect sense to me. Me time can be the best time. Let Calgon take-you-away. Mazaltov!
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks--you should come over more! We're almost always here--well, I am, at least. :-)
timzilla
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I would love to Jack. I am not far from you boys at all. And I bring the best snacks. Just let me know and I am there. Enjoy your Staycation!
joebehrsandiego
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Wedding?

OK. This is one I really can't miss!

All the best to you and Steve on your respective vacations. ;)
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Vera Wang is making my gown as we speak...:-)

We'll let you know the details--since we've already done this and had it broadcast all over the world, we want to keep it relatively small.
sunbeam_bears
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
Staycations are VERY trendy. We are off to SLO today for the gay car show. We'll be in SLO at the Embassy Suites all weekend.
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
All the cool kids are doing them. California isn't the worst place for staycations--hell, it's the best damn state for it, any time of year!! We've got beaches, mountains, deserts, redwood forests, lakes, LA/SF/SD, Palm Springs, swimming pools, movie stars, Disneyland--the list is endless. I love living here!
pagerbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
I love my alone time at home. My PagerTime. Sometimes it seems like that is a better way to spend vacation days than a trip--I often feel like I need extra vacation time at the end of the trip to recover!
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Exactly--traveling is exhilerating, and I love the memories, but I'm usually more tired when I get home than when I left.
furmuslbulk
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Cool! Enjoy!

I'm hoping to take a trip out there (to SF) again this fall.
qbear
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Great--it'll be great to see you and catch up!
pauliebearsf
Jul. 11th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Enjoy the R & R.......
I understand completely.... xoxoxoxooxoxo
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