So how are you spending the weekend? At home? Away? Whatever you're up to,,I hope you have a ukulele with you.
Travelling with a uke can bring up a lot of questions- esp air travel. Number one tip I hear is to have your ukulele in a hardshell case,not a gig bag. This way.if it winds up in the overhead compartment,folks can pile on it wirhout damaging your instrument.
Travelling by car? Don't leave your uke in there! The heat will ruin it. Take your uke with you when you stop at a roadside cafe. If you've rented a hotel room,be sure to leave your uke there when sight seeing. If you're worried about staff messing with it when you're out,hide the uke in the back of the closet or under the bed.
Playing outdoors? Attending a uke fest with instrument in hand? Be sure to take sunscreen and wear it,along with lip balm w/sunscreen. Take plenty of water as well. Try to spend as much time in the shade as you can,and wear a straw hat with a wide enough brim to cover your earlobes.
Gig bags and cases can start to look alike when with other players. Spice yours up a bit- for cases,add a decal or two. (ones of states you're visiting is an idea!) and for those with gig bags,get patches of the states and glue them on with fabric glue once you're back home.
Look up uke clubs in the area you're traveling to and see if you can drop in on one when they're having a jam.
Drive safely,if going by car and remember to spread joy along the way!