Vacation. The word gets me excited. I immediately think about exotic far away beaches in Mexico or the Caribbean. But this year I decided to do my very first "staycaytion."

To be perfectly honest, it isn't what I originally wanted to do. The word always conjured up boring images of sitting around the house just watching TV, maybe going out for dinner, or scratching things off of the dreaded To Do List. But then I thought, what the heck. After all, I live in New Hampshire. It's one of the most beautiful places in the United States, and it has lots to offer. I did roadtrip it one day to Maine, hugging the coastline the entire way. I ended up in Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, and Portland. One day I spent in the White Mountains. Another in Newburyport, and Plum Island.

All in all...stacaytion turned into a really great vacation. Here are a few pictures of the places I visited.