Summer is here!                                                                                                       


July days of heat and sunshine usually translate into vacation time.

This year we are having a staycation for the holidays.

You might be wondering about that term, basically a stay-at-home holiday. It turns out that there are many places to visit within an hour or so; others are right here in our community. Choices range from seeing a play by Shakespeare or Shaw, Wonderland visit, a day at the beach,  conservation areas with hiking trails and so much more.

Sometimes, it is great just to hang out around home:

Enjoy the summer!

*This brief (under 60 words) poem is posted in response to the vacation prompt at .


The pool is primed and ready

the shrubs are trimmed and neat

cool drinks are made

the picnic is set

staycation is hard to beat!

© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick

Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

15 thoughts on “STAYCATION VACATION!”

  1. The term “staycation,” catchy and completely self-explanatory… and my favorite kind. I like sleeping in my own bed, even if we do a day trip, it’s nice to come home. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Patricia! Amy


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