I do not particularly like to vacate, as I like my home, and my garden, and my dog, and my friends here and so the idea of packing stuff up, hauling it off somewhere far away from everything I like just so I can hang out there doing the same things I would do if I were here only with extra money spent, a strange bed, and no one to talk to doesn't exactly appeal. The few times I truly enjoy vacating are when a) I can take Truman with me, or b) I can take a friend with me, or c) I go somewhere where I know people and get to stay with them. And birds, of course -- if the possibility of seeing interesting new birds exists, that could get me out the door.
All in all, I prefer staycating instead. The forecast looks a bit up and down -- a little sunshine, a little rain, a lot of clouds. We shall see. There will be sketching! Whether outside or indoors, there will be plenty of sketching. And I will visit the Fill to see if I can spot that rarity, Connie Who Used to Practically Live There But Lately Only Pops Up Once in a Great While.
So Happy Friday to everyone and Happy Long Weekend to most everyone (I hear some people have to work on Monday!) and Happy Staycation to me!
Also, here is your Urban Sketching view for today, actually drawn yesterday during lunch at the UW Botany Greenhouse in my new Almost Perfect sketch book: