A soulful stay-cation in Lawrence

Hi everyone & happy holidays!

With the hustle and bustle of life, the Train and I decided to take some time for ourselves. Lately, our schedules have been conflicting more than usual so we did little stay-cationing.

You know, stay-cation? A vacation right where you are or near your home.

For our stay-cation we slept in, had breakfast together then packed it up and drove to Lawrence, Kansas (or Larryville to the locals).

There is something about a college town. They have such a cultured, eclectic, youthful feel to them with the pull to cater to all the varying types of students coming and going. We’d heard such good things about Lawrence, being this is where Kansas University is, so we decided what better way to spend our stay-cation.

After our 30 minute drive we arrived. We were told by a few KU alums to park our car at one end of the main strip on Mass St and just walk and that’s just what we did.

We stopped in all the shops and boutiques as we walked the main drag of downtown.

Made is a super cute and chic boutique that has etsy type goodies. Lawrence is full of these little shops. I loved it!

We even did some antiquing! Look at what we found…

(my grandma had one of these trees I couldn’t help but photograph it)

I absolutely love antiquing. My sister and I used to go to auctions together and look at all the neat old stuff. Half of my love is for the history, the other half is of her.

We did some Christmas shopping for loved ones and some browsing for ourselves. We stopped in a popular book store to do a little relaxing called The Raven then set out for lunch at The Mad Greek.

Probably some of the best Greek food we’ve ever had, but what would you expect from a hole-in-the-wall type of joint. The lentil soup was amazing! And as you can see in the picture.. IT WAS FREE 🙂

We both enjoyed the special of a Greek Salad with soup and pita bread. Mine topped with falafel while the Train chose gyro. Like I said, some of the best Greek food ever.

Our lunch was wonderful, but as we exited the restaurant we laid our eyes on this…

We couldn’t resist. But really, could you?

I didn’t think so. Death by Chocolate was this lovely things name. It was beyond delicious.

High on chocolate, we strolled to the end of the strip and called it a great day. Definitely a successful stay-cation.

Have you stay-cationed lately? Planning one? How do you enjoy getting away while staying where you are?

Tell me about you.

Be gentle. Be kind. Be loving to you. 

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3 thoughts on “A soulful stay-cation in Lawrence

  1. Chelsea, I LOVE The Mad Greek as well! My friend lives in Lawrence and we went there this summer. Looks like your trip was a lot of fun – take care!

  2. Pingback: Going on a Food-cation! « Baking It Real

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