Last week, I had some visitors from my hometown in Flint, Michigan. They were glad to get out of the cold and snowy weather to visit me in Southern California. I took this opportunity to take a little vacation of my own. Since I stayed in my city for their visit, my time off work was called a staycation, which is a word made up of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation’.
I tried to be a good tour guide and show my friends around the nearby towns. We started their visit with a trip to Redondo Beach, which is the city next to mine. We drank a glass of wine on the pier and watched the locals catch some fish. After that, we went to Hollywood to see the taping of a television situation comedy program (also known as a sitcom). My friends enjoyed seeing the TV stars in person.
Another fun activity that we did was visiting the city of Santa Monica. It was packed with tourists! The parking lot wanted $40 to park my car! Luckily, I found a cheaper spot that cost only $4. We shopped at Santa Monica Pier and enjoyed the warm, sunny weather. One of my friends bought a necklace with a bottle that contained her name written on a grain of rice.
My friends went home yesterday. They were sad that their vacation was over, but they have some good memories to take home. I am also sad that my staycation is over. I really enjoyed myself, and I didn’t even have to leave my state.