A while back, Chick 1 shared her experiences with travel during the pandemic. I recently took a weekend jaunt and thought I’d share a view of today’s travel from my perspective.
We have entered the mask zone. We arrived in Tennessee at the very start of their mask mandate. We “masked up” pretty much everywhere we went, from hotel lobbies to gas stations. It became our reminder / rallying cry every time we got out of the car. Starbucks even provided them on their counter. (But, the indoor seating was closed and all traffic was one way.)
Buffets are a pandemic no-no, so we ordered off the menu then took breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and drinks up to the room to microwave. Better than some of our friends who just got a grab bag with a granola bar and a piece of fruit.
Masks shopping. Sanitizer in lobbies. It’s becoming part of the scenery.
We were at a tournament, so the girls started their morning with temperature checks. No team tent, instead we tailgated with our immediate framily group behind our car. All of the spectators wore masks on the sideline (or we were supposed to). I won’t discuss the bad behavior by some fans, but I will say that many tempers were on edge in the extreme heat and what I would say is extreme stress for many.
But, on the upside, we did have some great moments outside, at a distance, mask-free. And thanks to the El Arroyo Sign for the giggle below, which hits a little close to home.
Another glimpse inside pandemic life. What have you seen on your travels? Let us know in the comments. Be safe and keep smiling.