Sunday Staycation Status, AKA Staycation Days one through six, is that one post that wraps six days “off” the normal routine enjoying many activities one’s home city has to offer. It’s true what people say about a person not actually taking advantage of the things the city they live in had to offer. It’s been about 8 years since I’ve been to the Henry Doorly Zoo here in Omaha and it’s a world class zoo. Why??!! 🤔
That was remedied this week with the outing we had on Friday afternoon. It was just one of the places we went this week while Jim had some extra days off work.
Since I’m not currently working for the man, what the staycation means for me is putting a few things on pause to spend some extra QT with my sweetie AND not worrying too much about the dishes or cooking or cleaning.
The first couple days of this staycation, however, were spent apart as Jim took his boys “cabin” camping at Two Rivers state park. For me, those first few days gave me an opportunity to really get the house in order and also spend some extra time with my Z.
I cleaned, binged-watched The Bachelorette while jogging on the treadmill, got into Master Chef, and took Z to see Black Widow in the theatre. It was the first movie I’ve seen in a theatre since the pandemic and it was fun. It was mostly fun because I was there with Z who is Gaga for anything Marvel and it’s always nice to be with someone who’s really into what you’re watching. I’m not such a big fan but I enjoy the stories.
When Jim and his boys arrived home on Wednesday, they brought the toads that we released into the stream area behind our house and then the boys packed themselves up and headed back to their mom’s house. That was the other part of our staycation—having a mostly kid free few days off. Mine were going on vacation with their dad.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we elected to do with our time (in no particular order)…
A visit to the Zoo.
Swimming and hot tub sitting.
Bike rides at Flannigan lake, standing Bear lake, and Papio Trail.
Tubing on the Elkhorn river.
Brunches at First Watch and LePeep
Dinners out at V-Mertz, Biaggis, and Ponzu
Take out from R-taco
And a healthy amount of margaritas and vodka lemonades on the back patio.
I also averaged 20K steps a day for the week and kicked my cardio up a notch by doing both bike rides and jogging while watching Master Chef.
Today is a transition day.. back to reality this week and a mad scramble to get the next issue of The Good Life Review live as well as preparing for my next big adventure which is coming up hot! More on that later. For now, I’m lobbying for one last bike ride and brunch.
If I had more time I’d at least write about some of the highlights of our “trip” like my first Elkhorn River tubing experience and my first dining experience at V~Mertz. Both were fantastic. I can honestly say that the meal I had at V~Mertz was the best meal I’ve ever had in Omaha. Just superb! If you’re ever on vacation in Omaha I’d highly recommend (both actually).
As it is now though, my treadmill time is almost up.
Cheers to enjoying the life you’re living!