Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I'm scheduled to take a vacation from October 10th to the 19th. Usually, during this lovely time of the year when crisp air and fall colors abound in New England, MY WIFE and I travel north a bit, to New Hampshire and Maine. There is nothing quite so beautiful as the mountains during the week that includes Columbus Day.
This year, however, we have decided to do a "staycation". For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this means that we will not travel so far from home as to require hotel or motel stays. This is partly due to rising fuel costs, but more so because we just plain don't feel like driving a lot and making reservations and packing and all of the other stuff that has to be done when leaving the state.
What we will do, instead, is take day trips around our own home region, seeing the sights that tourists usually come here to see, as well as experience...
Well, see, there's the kicker. We have both come up with short lists of things we might like to do - most involve eating - but we are open to suggestions. And that's where you come in, my friend.
If you are from the Massachusetts area, what interesting offbeat activities might you suggest for us? Or, conversely, what mundane everyday tourist trappings might we be missing, which you find to be especially fun?
If you are from somewhere outside of Massachusetts, but have vacationed here at some point, what did you especially enjoy? If you were to come back, what would be on your list of things to do again?
Everybody - from MA or not; from the US or not; from other planets, even - what are some of your favorite things to do with a day off? Don't be afraid to list something that you think everybody would already know to do. Sometimes, the best suggestions are those which you might assume to already be widely known.
Seriously, give us some ideas.
MY WIFE and I thank you in advance for your input.