Wednesday, September 2, 2009
When I first heard the word "staycation," a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation" that describes a vacation light on traveling and the pocketbook, here's what came to mind:
Grandma lounging in the kiddie pool in the front yard, donning one of those plastic bathing caps with the plastic daisy. Junior sitting cross-legged on the porch, drenched in sweat and trying desperately to keep up with a melting ice cream cone. Mom and Dad washing the car and cleaning out the garage because -- as we all know - vacation time spent at home inevitably turns into days of chores we never got around to during spring cleaning.
Bor-ing, right? That is, unless you enjoy helping Granny with her sunscreen in those hard-to-reach places.
Read the rest of this story in Consumer Watchdog in this week's edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly.