Friday, April 17, 2020

Five on Friday: Quaran-scenes: Staycation Edition

Since "quaran-scenes" may become a regular Five on Friday theme, I thought a subtitle would be prundent. This week's is STAYCATION. Of course all of quarantine, if you are lucky, is a bit of a staycation . . . and we thankfully thus far fall into this category.

1. In our pretty little corner of New Jersey, the idea of staycation has always been easy. (How beautiful is it? We like to look around and sing "We're Not on Vacation" to the tune of  Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It") We have access to so many gorgeous rivers, mountains, fields and streams. We're very fortunate.

We enjoyed some of that local wonder when I took the kids on a hike early last week:

The next day the Governor ordered the parks to close so our staycation bounds became a lot smaller.

2.  Okay, fine, if we can't hike the trails, we'll walk around the neighborhood.

3. When that gets boring, we bring chalk with us.

4.  We got together (virtually, of course) with the neighbors to create a fun, safe, socially-distanced Easter-themed Scavenger Hunt. Coordinating and then completing it were both entertaining distractions so I'm thinking a non-holiday neighborhood scavenger hunt might be next.

5.  On Easter Sunday I insisted on dressing up as if were going somewhere. When my son put air in my bike tires for me, I figured I'd hop on for a quick little ride just up and down the street. I didn't think of it at the time, but it occurred to me later that costumed bike parades could probably be a thing . . . stay tuned.

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