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The New Buzz Word – Stacation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 27, 2008 | Categories: Around Town, Entertainment, Favorites, Fun

What is Stacation, you ask?  It is the new hot word to describe doing things in your own community or area for vacation.  Simply put, a stay a home vacation.  With the ever growing high prices of gas (and everything it effects), people are opting to find things to do in their own hometowns.

In fact, that is what we did this Memorial Day weekend.  We found this wonderful little treasure of fun.  It is called the Little Ponderosa Zoo.  The Little Ponderosa Zoo is a hands on zoo, that the whole family will enjoy!  They also have a mobile zoo where they can bring a zoo to you for your children's parties.  You can have birthday parties there onsite as well. 

Our son loves animals and at the Little Ponderosa Zoo he could get up close and personal with many different animals.  Once he got the hang of how to feed them he loved it, even if he did say "that was gross" a few times (especially with the camel).

Another thing of interest is that they have pony camp the first of June each year.  It is for 5 to 10 year olds and we plan on letting our son go to pony camp next year.

If you live in eastern Tennessee or will be visiting, I highly recommend stopping by Little Ponderosa Zoo.  Their web site gives directions.

If you have ever visited Little Ponderosa Zoo let us know what you thought of it or if you have any questions about the zoo feel free to leave a comment.  We would also love to hear about your hometown's great 'Staycations'.  Hope to hear from you!  Enjoy Life!!

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