A little something for all ages to enjoy: A Lake Conroe Staycation.
A staycation (a portmanteau of “stay” and “vacation”), or holistay (a portmanteau of “holiday” and “stay”), is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodations.
A staycation may not require you to stay overnight but that is exactly what we did. I live in Spring, TX which is north of Houston and less than an hour’s drive from Lake Conroe. This past week was Spring Break for the twins and this year’s break fell during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We decided it would be the perfect time to get away somewhere close.
In light of the self-distancing warnings, we decided to skip the luxurious hotels and Rock Star Treatment and go for the do it yourself and fend on your own experience. The selected location would need to suite the twins (7), and the grandparents (60+) and us middle-aged adults. During the planning process, I decided it had to be a place that would accommodate us all. We went for a VRBO that would offer privacy and easy access to the lake. Sometimes online selections can be quite the task. Beware photos don’t always do a property justice. Be sure to read reviews.
We were in luck. The Walden on Lake Conroe had several options to choose from and 114 had a little something for us all. The inside of the property we selected was great. The bedroom furniture was a bit dated but everything was clean. Cleanliness is of utmost importance to me. The lake view from the patio and master bedroom was a treat and even my dog Chloe took time to enjoy. This place is the perfect getaway to unwind and unplug. The wifi code was posted in the pantry so you know I took the opportunity to get a little work in.
Our host had thought of everything. We were provided with games, movies, pool access, a list of accessible cable channels, pet, cooking and fishing supplies. Not to forget the Egyptian Cotton Sheets, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and a trundle for extra guests. These amenities kept my family unplugged giving America time to figure out what they wanted to do about the Coronavirus Outbreak.
This Lakefront Condo was but steps away from the dock. This gave my children plenty of opportunities to run, play and pick up a pole anytime they were ready. We had swimming pool access and met just a few visiting neighbors. The property also offers a community pool, event center, marina and restaurant within walking distance. The twins and I went for morning jogs and late night fishing trips. This gave us plenty of photo opportunities to get their Instagram popping. The grandparents were happy to eat the daily catch and enjoy the relaxing view. The only traffic to see are the boats drifting in and out from the jetty.
In the area: Golfing, Liquor Store and soon to come Margaritaville is less than 2 miles away.
Message: During this time I would like to encourage everyone not to give up and get their business in order. During my holiday I chose to sharpen my business skills and set up knowledge by reading How To Catch A Mouse With No Cheese by Donnie P. Donnie explains the ins and outs of starting a new business with little to no money. He walks us through the steps that are most important for small business owners. His 20 plus years of experience give great insight.
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