Sometimes the being able to actually have a day OFF requires being AWAY from your desk, the schedule, and (maybe?) even the phone. I admit it is harder to be away from the phone these days! Except when technology doesn't seem to be working very well.......
There were several times Dad and I would take "off" on my day off. When the weather was co-operating we could go for short "day trips." We went to quite a few places. The furthest away was Lake Itasca - it is several hours away from where we were living at the time. Other trips were "only" a couple of hours away. We went to Pipestone and were at the museum in Pipestone and at the National Monument. Dad wasn't able to walk very far so he stayed in the building, probably talking to anyone who would answer him, (Dad never met a stranger.) while I walked the very well marked trail. It was fascinating to see, and learn, the history and realize this is available just a few miles from "modern" life. You couldn't see, or hear, any traffic. I only heard a few other people even!
Thankfully I did have my phone with me so I could show Dad pictures of some of what I saw. We had lunch between the museum and the National Monument. We were back home by supper. It is one of the special memories I have of traveling with Dad. Caregivers, do you have a special memory of travel? Can you take a day trip? Where, near you, can you go?