What to do at Home?
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Some people have no problem keeping busy. Others are desperate for some new things to do. Most people fall in between the two extremes. With people spending more time at home, finding ways to spend that time can be a challenge.
Here are some of my ideas:
- Write poems, stories, a book, wishes, dreams, letters, postcards, a screenplay, an article, whatever your heart desires
- Look at houses – Take virtual tours online (local houses, mansions, famous homes, houses in faraway places)
- Take up a hobby – watercolor, bird watching, drawing- and spend an hour a week (or a day) watching YouTube videos and practicing
- Be an Idea Generator for an hour a day – Get out a notebook and pencil and start asking “What if?”
- Start your genealogy
- Keep a diary and/or keep a pandemic diary
- Take a free college class, or find a class/workshop on Coursera,Udemy, Daily Om,
- Plan a trip or two. Maybe it’s a 7-day cruise; staying onsite at Disneyworld; a seaside resort; a spa vacation, a trip around the world.
I have a few trips I’ve dreamed of taking and have included one of them below. Before Covid-19 we had planned a week out East (Maine and Massachusetts) this month, and then in October we were going with a group of friends to Greece and Italy for a 10-day Mediterranean Cruise. Someday.
One of my dream trips starts with a four-day stay in New York City staying at the Library Hotel. I’ve been to NYC many times and have always stayed in the Theater District. Now, it’s time for something new. Hello, Library Hotel!
I would spend a couple days visiting the NY Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the American Museum of Natural History, and the United Nations. At the end of that stay, I would board Amtrak to Niagara Falls for a day or two and then continue on the train to spend 4-5 days at Banff and Lake Louise. From there I would get back on the train continue my trip east to Vancouver for a 3-day visit. Finally, the same train would take me to Seattle for a 4-day stay including two days at Treehouse Point, a Bed & Breakfast with an assortment of treehouses. Then I would catch a flight home. Whew, I’m exhausted!
Now, it’s your turn. What is your dream trip?