Thursday, September 12, 2013

Staycation post 1 - Great Falls Hike

This past long weekend J and I did a memorable staycation. Yep, a staycation. What it basically means is that you stay where you live, no travel to any new place but just explore the place you live in. And did I mention also laze around, do things at your pace and also enjoy and have fun without the fuss of packing, traveling, flying, no airport lines or airport food. No rentals, no nothing!

The idea of staycation sneaked on me when I read Ash's post about it. She did make it sound like the thing I should give a try. And so that's exactly what we did this long weekend (and that we didn't have anything else to do :P). Staycation means no chores, no menial cooking, being stocked up on groceries and yummy goodies..just have a great time in home-sweet-home. 

The long weekend Saturday morning started off with a lazy breakfast (don't remember what I had, of course 'cause I didn't do the cooking :P) and then moved on to watching movies back-to-back in bed! I watched Go Goa Gone, which I absolutely loved by the way. The start gave me a deja-vu from 'Pyaar ka Punchnama' (three guy friends sharing an apartment et al.) but the rest of the film was all about zombies and simply hilarious to say the least. Next one was Aashiqui 2; I had heard a lot about this one, but it wasn't to my taste..sorry didn't get the mushy love story. Songs are the best though, I did rewind the movie to listen to the songs over and over again. 

Early evening we decided to visit the Great Falls National Park which is by the way, literally 20 minutes from our house (actually make it 15 'cause I am pretty sure for the last 5 minutes we were going round in circles ...we missed the entry point the first time, you see!). The place was truly beautiful and the falls by the Potomac river were all so pristine and scenic. Wonder why we didn't visit it before! We took a small hike, pictures for the blog and then were outta from the scenic jungle to the urban jungle aka mall :) Yeah, took advantage of the labor day sales and did small-time shopping followed by some cool-and-healthy Mediterranean dinner at Cava Mezze Grill. 

So there ends the first part of this wonderful Staycation..pictures below to prove the fun :)
 
Loft striped top | GAP shorts | Aldo boat shoes |
Levis denim vest | Swatch blue watch | Sunglasses borrowed from husband
 

7 comments:

Rupa said...

Stayacation sounds perfect. I always do it.

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TaNuja said...

Definitely an awesome vacation :)


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Aditi So-Saree said...

I love the idea of a staycation.
n i love ur shorts.

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Shikha S said...

nice look

Anupriya DG said...

I love the striped tee with the turquoise pendant....and also how you & the hubby went matchy-matchy! <3

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Karen Curtis said...

This sounds like the start of a fun staycation. I have't been on one of those in a long time. Cute his and her style too! Did you know that there is a Safari in the Shenandoah Valley? I think that we may make it a day trip some time soon!

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