Staycation 2020

Discussion in 'Out & About' started by Wayne, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I know a second wave is still likely to happen. But for the first wave, NL has been doing pretty well.....and it has me thinking again about staycation 2020. Anyone else thinking/planning a staycation?
     
  2. 00PowderSpecial

    00PowderSpecial New Member

    We'll be hanging out at the camper for a week in july and week in august. We live in a great province where there's tons to do if you enjoy the outdoors and seeing new things
     
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    If this work comes through they're saying 2 5 week hitches with one week off between. I don't think that will give me much time for a staycation. Maybe at the end of it all...
     
  4. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Despite our recent outbreak in Campbellton and a few temporary foreign workers, New Brunswick has fared extremely well with fewer cases than everyone except PEI and the Territories.. The outbreak we are experiencing just goes to show how vulnerable we all are to a second wave.

    A New Brunswick staycation may be my only choice unless Atlantic Canada forms a "bubble". I had planned on a couple of trips to Nova Scotia and possibly to Newfoundland - these are currently still on the table as there have been more discussions about opening things up by mid-July. This is my first year of retirement and I had quite a few plans for some trips but the major excursions involved the USA and that is unlikely to happen this year. I will miss my New England camping trips.

    I will certainly do some day trips in NB but probably nothing multi-day. Roads are too familiar to get excited about riding a lot in the province. Oh well, I guess I'll have more time to do some "stuff" around the house. Did a MAJOR cleanout of the basement but that still needs a couple day's work - including some drywall. Amazing how much junk you accumulate after living in one spot for 20 years. I am about halfway through rebuilding a 12' x 25' deck. Started some lawn restoration after grubs (and neglect) took a toll on it last year. This is after only two weeks since I finished work - may have to find something else to take up some time. Maybe become a greeter at Walmart if I can't find some consulting work.
     
  5. Trash

    Trash Well-Known Member

    Seven years into my retirement, and I haven’t thought about working for a minute.
    After 42 years of it, I think I developed an allergy to it.

    As far as the “Staycation” thing goes, I have already accumulated over 7,000 miles on the two motorcycles this year.
    Being mostly a solo rider, I figure that I have the perfect hobby to make the most of a bad situation.
     
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  6. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    +1 for "Staycations", they will help keep you and your family safer and save money:D
    Plus there is no cure yet so there is that...:eek:
     
  7. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    I plan on a trip to Labrador in second week of July. Bike,tent,sleeping bag and a spork! Oh and a fly screen hat thingy! And fly dope! And maybe some dope for me too! Don't know how far I'll get on pavement. Haven't started to research yet. The fun part is getting there. I have 3 one week stints off this summer. I spread them out to try and make vacation seem longer.
     
  8. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I have to admit, between the weather in May, Covid-Procrastination (recognized syndrome lol) and now back to working at least 4-5 days a week, I haven't even got the bike out. Lots of little maintenance things to do on the bike and the tent trailer. Should have the bike on the road by the end of the weekend. I finish up this project the first week of August and then plan on doing a video camping tour of the island in August and September. There are parks I have not been to and roads I have not been down. I guess this is the perfect year for it. I'll probably go out for 4-5 days at a time and mostly during the week to avoid the weekenders.
     
  9. Relic

    Relic Member

    I have been an avid staycationer for quite some time now. :)
     
  10. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    And social distancer ;)
     
  11. Relic

    Relic Member

    Hahaha.... There's only an elite few who's manged to view Relic in the wild. :p
     
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  12. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

  13. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Can you still do the 'bunny hop" on that KLX250?
     
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I can bunny hop on all of my bicycles but I don't think I've tried on the tandem.

    We were just discussing the concept of opening the B&B for a few staycationers...we haven't come to a final conclusion.
     
  15. Relic

    Relic Member

    If you seen me do a bunny hop... It was purely unintentional.

    However, I have been known to mimic fainting goats and fall over.
     
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  16. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Anyone heading west across this island this week? I’m thinking about following the nicer weather.
     
  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I have to check with the missus, we have town and chickens on the schedule. Where you thinking of heading and for how long?
     
  18. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Come on over....
     
  19. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    Just got 14 people out of my cabin on hodgewater line. Heading to gander bay then bay verte on Monday. PM me if u r looking for adventure. I plans to find me some. Back to work July 13
     
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Looking at leaving on my Baie Verte run on Sunday for 3 days out.
     
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