I am currently packing for a mini-semi-staycation though these next couple days, and I am racking my brain thinking about what to bring to a day to the beach, what clothes to wear to work, etc. etc. The normal, everyday stresses, really. When thinking of what to bring to Canandaigua tomorrow for a beach day with my family and boyfriend, I am trying to rack my brain about what I brought last week to the splash park in Erie which then spiraled my mind into thinking, *holy crap I never blogged about this day trip* so, here we are.
Eight days ago, my family took a day-cation down to Erie, PA. This trip all came about after the rain [go figure] ruined our plans to go to Darien Lake, a local amusement park, for the day. We chose Erie because it is home to Splash Lagoon, an indoor family water park that would get us out of the rain while still packing on the fun.
I had not been there since my 8th grade class trip [10 years ago…], so I was somewhat excited to get back there and see if it lived up to my adolescent hype. On this particular day, the Friday before the 4th of July, we were expecting this place to be booming with people, squishing us into the park like sardines. But, what we got was the exact opposite! There were people there, yes, but not enough to make you want to lose your mind.
Erie, PA is about two hours-ish from my house, but it’s like a whole other world down there. That little city has so many things that we, in Buffalo, do not have such as Steak and Shake, Chick-fil-A, Krispy Creme, tax free shopping, rustic beaches, and so forth. So being there for the day was fun and I left full.
By late afternoon, the sun came out so we drove down to Presque Isle State Park, home of the most gorgeous, rustic beaches I’ve seen. Plus, there even was a mini lighthouse! The state park literally has ten beaches you can go to, like what?! On the way there, we drove through the cutest little town, a water park, and an amusement park that had a rollercoaster that went over top of the roads underneath. Crazy.
All in all, it was a great day trip and I am more than excited to get away tomorrow and go to the beach on my last day of summer before school starts on Monday.
What are some of your favorite places to go for a day-cation? xoxo.