Friday, April 9, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Stay-Cations

When you live in the vacation capitol of the world, where do you go for vacation? I live just outside of Orlando Florida, I certainly enjoy all of the perks that come with living in central Florida. But as much fun as all the theme parks and great shopping can be, sometimes a break from all of the hustle and bustle is needed! My budget did not agree with my desire to get away, so we enjoyed spring break with a "stay cation" warning {lots of photos} *wink*

We spent a warm sunny day at Harry P Leu gardens in Orlando, with birds singing, the heavy perfume of orange blossoms, and roses and a slight breeze blowing, it was like we were in our own paradise. This is a public garden with lake views and miles of unparalleled beauty.

We snapped 100's of photos, laughed, talked and walked in blissful silence for as long as any of us can be silent...all of my friends are chuckling at the idea of me being silent.  I CAN .....but not for very long :)

Chella and I love the smell of roses, and lingered in the rose garden for the longest time, Those velvet textured petals just capture your eyes as much as the sweet scent fills up your lungs. I still cannot breath in the rose without closing my eyes!

The sound of running water, I ask you, are there any sound more peaceful?

Figs!!! This is the very first time I have ever seen a fig tree! They are so pretty.

I hope you will take the time to investigate the many beautiful , fun, or unusual places in your own town to take a day trip. you would be surprised how much the kids will enjoy something different, your wallet will thank you, and hey you get to sleep in your own bed......there wont be maid service, so you will have to make your own bed too ; )


Happy Trails to You, until we meet again.


Monique said...

Very beautiful photos. A co-worker of mine just got back from Vegas and says she "...needs a vacation!" I told her that that when one schedules a vacation, one should schedule the following week as a staycation. They are truly underrated. I'm looking forward to mine in a coulple of months. Gonna get caught up on some crafting! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your photos are great! Did you try the figs? They looked yummy. Alene

Anonymous said...

Thank You for making the Eco~responsible choice to have a staycation. People travel many miles looking for adventure, often forgetting it can be found in their own backyard. I also would like to take the time to say Thank You, for honoring Grandfather in, "taking time to "stop" and smell the flowers". I'm sure he is smilling down upon you with pleasure. I know it made me happy to see. I finally got what I wanted for Christmas (wink wink).