Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition

staycation 2017 christmas edition
staycation 2017 christmas edition

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition – So, the best present we could ever ask for – a 3 day staycation with spending money. I was looking back at our previous staycations and I thought we took one last December 2016, but actually it was this April 2017. So I asked my daughter since we already took on in April then how to title this blog? She made a great suggestion of “Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition” and I thought it was brilliant!  😀

I ordered our staycation from hotels.com using Swagbucks to get cash back as well.

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition 

Staycation Day 1 – We had to run a lot of errands and mainly pickup our dinner pizza at Pizza Hut, and being who I am I made sure I stacked up on the points and incentives to shopping and used my shopping on Swagbucks Local, got a deal on 2 large 2 topping pizzas order online deal PLUS points from Pizza Hut for ordering pizza.

The hotel front desk was really nice, she had the same name as my bff in high school and an only daughter as well. I was confused though because on the website it said that they had room service and the front desk said they didnt but then its also in the hotel room book, so tomorrow when we we go to explore we will find out for sure. Also there were not a lot of outlets for our laptops or phones but we made it work, funny though on the paperwork given to us it said bring power surges but I dont remember seeing it on the website.

The property itself is a resort, it has adult living, RV Park, activities, grill, bar and market. Its really nice and quaint and you are required to wear name tags, which I find interesting 🙂

Staycation Day 2  – I woke up wondering where the cats were and wanting coffee. So I went and got some and its really cold this morning and then went back with my daughter so she could get bacon and toast. Now we’re just relaxing. I also did get confirmation from the restaurant that there is no room service and I told her it was on the website and hotel room book so that they can have it removed.

So my daughter and I went exploring around the resort. We checked out the tennis courts, the swimming pools (3 of them), the workshops, the living area of mobile homes and their Christmas decorations, the activities etc…then we came back and rest then went out and grabbed dinner, she got steak and I got nachos, then went back out again after that  and got dessert.  Then stayed in the rest of the night.

Staycation Day 3 – I woke up, then went and got coffee and snacks. Todays plan is to go swimming (the sun is up

staycation 2017 christmas edition
staycation 2017 christmas edition

today) and have takeout from the restaurant. So my daughter and I went to go swimming, our pool was empty, so we went back and got our towels, then this loud family was in it, so we took a dip in it and then left. It was disappointing but its a public pool but we just wanted the pool for us. It was the indoor pool and it was so nice and warm compared to last years staycation. Anyway after the dip, we rested for a few then went and grabbed dinner, ate and then napped. I did a video on that here.

Checkout Day – I woke up around 7ish, got coffee, organized and packed more, made sure my room was cleaned and left a tip, checkout is 11am, but we didnt leave until around 10ish because we wanted to wait till McDonalds breakfast was over so that my daughter can get a cheeseburger then went home.

In conclusion the hotel was great, the resort was awesome, this would be a nice place to retire. We would stay here again. Next we are aimed at staying at The Hilton. We are going to try to take staycations twice a year. In July and December.

So being on a staycation or any vacaton for that matter is great, but then you’ll miss being at home too after a bit.

Cant wait to do it again and thanks for reading 🙂

 

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition

Staycation 2017 Christmas Edition