Have you noticed that news anchors everywhere have become very fond of the term, "Stay-cation" this summer, repeating it as many as 4 times per newscast, as if they had cleverly coined the term themselves just before coming on air. I'm willing to bet, however, there are documented cases of fathers in too tight shorts plying their children with "Stay-cations" consisting of haphazard, back yard tents and marshamallow roasting over the grill as far back as the 70's.
I suppose we just returned from our own "Stay-cation" since we were less than 2 hours from our house, but judging from the slow rev of my engine upon returning...vacation accomplished. I am renewed. (Or, I think I will be once I get back into some semblance of a routine.)