I heard the term stay cation when I was visiting my parents a few weeks ago. I guess because gas prices are so high for Americans people are staying closer to home this summer. German's pay nearly 2 times as much for gas as Americans but our country isn't as big. Our family had thought to take a vacation at the end of the summer. Now we are planing on staying home. I went out and bought some new DVDs to help us pass some of the hours home. I got the 4Th season of Monk (I have not seen it yet), the collection of the comedy series The Monsters (remember that from when you were a kid?), and the I-MAX series about space (6 DVDs). I have pop corn and we are watching a movie tonight. I have more ideas for our stay cation. I'll write more soon!