Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ideas for your Next Staycation from Kimberly Rose Johnson

If you're anything like me you are looking for local things to do this summer. I am fortunate to live less than two hours from the coast, the mountains, multiple lakes, parks, and two large cites.
Since I don't know anything about where you live, I'm going to use my area to make suggestions. I hope you are able to adapt a couple suggestions to where you live.

  • Go for a picnic at a lake or even in your own backyard.
  • Take a bike ride alone paved trails or go or a mountain bike ride.
  • If you have a swimming pool, plan a day outdoors. Suggested ideas: swim, read, yoga, play water games, picnic. The key is to make it special. 
  • Take a walk through a park you don't often go to.
  • Go hiking.
  • Have a socially distanced ice cream party, then hang a sheet on the side of your house and watch a movie outdoors--I have a scene like this in A Waltz for Amber.
  • A picture scavenger hunt. Come up with a list of things to find, then take a picture of the item when you find it. The first one to have a picture of everything wins.
  • A campout in your backyard. 
What other ideas can you come up with? Have you taken a staycation? What did you do?

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Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul as well as romantic mystery and suspense.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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  1. Thank you for the great suggestions. Here's one: if your staycation is rainy, organize a family reading program with prizes.

    1. That's a fun idea, Magdalena. Thanks for suggesting.

  2. I was so used to taking day trips. Things have changed so much. These are great ideas.