Monday August 9, 2010 19:35

Staycation = Family Fun!

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by Jodi McLean

Funny Fish

“Staycation” isn’t a new term.  I first started hearing it used in 2007, I believe, when people really started to hunker down and prepare for the long-haul with the downturned economy.  I have the luxury of living in one of the top vacation destination states in the U.S. so to take a Staycation within driving range is a real treat.   I would think that most towns have points of interest within driving range – you just have to look at your surroundings with new eyes.   I would love to hear about clever Staycations you and your family have discovered in your own backyard.

I visited the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium with my family in Sarasota, FL this past weekend.  At first I started snapping photos of the funny-looking sea creatures thinking that my nieces and nephews would enjoy them and Jack & Paloma would have fun investigating the exotic names in their animal books.  Then I realized that I was really enjoying myself as an adult participant.   The wonders of the sea!

Moray eel – kind of reminded me of a Muppet?  But scarier.

Please enjoy a few photos and videos that I took on my Florida weekend Staycation.  And please share yours!

Sea Turtle

Manatee gives us a kiss

You Lookin' at Me?

Guess Who??!


1 Response to Staycation = Family Fun!



August 9th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

So that’s where Nemo’s been hanging out since his big break in film! Who knew? I’ll have to share my staycation later! Cheers!

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