The driving there. Oh, and the driving back. There's also staying in hotels with kids who insist they need to share your bed, splitting a single toilet between 4 people (2 of whom either don't have to pee or HAVE TO PEE RIGHT NOW OR OMG I'M GOING TO DIE), and paying crazy amounts to eat out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So we didn't go on a vacation.
While staycations are actually pretty trendy right now, our motivation to take one was less from a desire to be cool and based more on our bank account and the lingering mental trauma from last year's cross-country move.
Plus, our city is pretty awesome anyway. Who needs to go somewhere when Tucson has so much to offer? And no, we didn't take any hikes, because going to the mountains or canyon any time after sunrise during the summer months is pretty much the most awful thing I can think of, and mama ain't getting out bed that early during
Here are the highlights from our 3-day Tucson staycation.
The castle-themed arcade:
These awesome miniatures from The Mini Time Machine:
Eegees. 'Nuf said.
The surprisingly active animals at the Reid Park Zoo. Except for the rhino, but that dude's always pretty chill.
Oh, and this, because life hates us, and we've already blown enough trying to fix a problem that everyone totally promises they fixed this time.
Overall, it was wonderful. We only ate out once (except for the Eegees excursion, but c'mon, that's pretty much mandatory), used our annual passes to get into the zoo, swam at the YMCA with our membership, visited our local used bookstore, packed snacks, drinks, and lunches for while we were out, and ate dinner at home.
And I only had to set my alarm clock once, even if I did sleep right through it.
Have you gone anywhere fun this summer? Or are you chilling at home?
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