Sunday, January 27, 2013

Great Falls Staycation

Have you ever heard of a staycation? If you haven't, let me explain. A staycation is a taking a "trip" to a place  that's within an hour of your home (Ok, so I made up that definition, but you get the idea). Last weekend, my husband and I took a staycation to Great Falls, MD and had such a relaxing, fun time.

  Keith and I love to hike/bike/be outside, so it's hard to pass up an opportunity on a warmish, sunny, winter day. It did not feel like winter, more like early spring which is a a rarity this time of year.

Great Falls is so fun because there's a long walking trail along the Potomac River and several bridges that cross beautiful rapids.

Can't you tell we're having fun ;)

And, yes, the sky was really THAT blue on Sunday.

The best overlook and photo-op of the rapids.


Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy.

Lovers lane lookout  :)

If you are in the Washington, DC area and get lucky with nice weather, check out Great Falls. It lives up to it's name!

Are there any other staycations that we should know about? Please tell!


  1. I love staycations!! My husband and I had a free night at the Marriott and we didnt have time to travel very far so we just stayed close to town and did the things we normally dont have time for. So fun!

  2. Looks like a nice staycation! New follower here from the blog hop. :)

  3. Looks like a pretty day for a walk. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

  4. Lovely pictures! Staycations are definitely the best! My husband and I are actually thinking of taking one ourselves.


  5. This looks so pretty! The sky is soooo blue.