Again... this should be interesting.
Perhaps you can post on a new book you're reading, a new hobby you're taking up or about random finds as you finally get around to cleaning out the...
Anything to keep your windmill alive.
Please keep comments polite.
This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.
Went to Walmart to pick up a grocery order yesterday and to se how bad the fire was by the mouth of the canyon.
Took a mini trip up to my friends house in the Catskill Region. Had to get out of the house after all this time!
Back to warm again.
Local supplies nothing much else.
Preparing the lawn for spraying down some weeds.
. . . with mask to get gas and groceries
avoided downtown since protests added an hour to drive if i were to go that way
Two-hour trip each way. Great to get out of the house, and to visit family. Apparently a lot of other folks felt the same way. The roads were very crowded.
Been so long since I have needed my Garmin I used it to find my truck today. It was parked in my lower carport behind the house. I found it.
a joy ride from Pasadena, MD to Frederick, MD. I never got out of the car; just needed to get out of the house for a bit.
New Hope PA and Peddlers Village Lahaska PA folks were out and about.
A short trip to store. Have to make sure it still works.
Went down A1A to Sebastion Inlet and back 1, only about 100 miles.
No planned travels this week.
Have a good week everyone
Just up the highway to the north, but beautiful day to drive!
Heading for 1st haircut in quite a while. Normally 3 weeks or so, but last one seems like months. Did a little self-trimmming a couple weeks ago, but now heading out for "Willie" to clean up the mess.
Since the lockdown has been lifted in my state, I took my first 500+ mile trip of the season. My Driveluxe 51 refurb performed perfectly.
to a dive shop to drop off a form.
Boring. Still home.
last weekend. Mixed feelings, there is zero social distancing now, I tend to be cautious and think the physics and biology haven't changed. But it started on Memorial Day where we could see things are normal again, and now of course with what's going on.
Visited family and friends encountered some protesters along the way and stopped for some bubble tea in chinatown
Lock down is over! Finally getting to go somewhere. A weekend on the lake it is!
Post-dated a bit, just before all the shutdowns started, in mid-Feb I flew to New Orleans and rented a car. It had on-board navigation, but loaded with the latest map update and all of my key POI files, I much preferred using the Garmin which I took with me for the trip. Over the next two weeks I covered over 1,000 miles, first west to New Iberia, LA for time with family, then east on I-10/12 to Pensacola, FL to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum, then back to New Orleans to visit the National WWII Museum, before flying back to SoCal. The POI files I used and depended on most were Rest Areas, Red Light Cameras, and Costcos (to find the ones with gas stations!), but many others came in handy at least once or twice as well. Really appreciate the POI-Factory and all of its wonderful contributors!
take a road trip. Went to cousin's in PHX. Easy with so little traffic and we traveled outside of curfew hours
Wishing I could take a trip. But, I'll just stay hunkered down.
Daily 2.5 mile walk in the hood, works out to 12oz of coke per 2.5m.
In my car am getting about 2 quarts of Diesel for 2 weeks
I'm losing my windmill.
Still not driving anywhere significant.
Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA.
Put up lighting around my backyard for evenings outdoors
Moved my car from one part of the driveway to another part. Then later moved it back to the original space.
Went shopping at Woodmans grocery. Beef prices to high to buy.
Back in February, I won the lottery to hike The Wave in upper Arizona (on the Utah border). The date of the permit was June 1. We left Long Island on the prior Tuesday and drove through until Friday evening. We spent the next few weekend days hiking around Kanab, Utah. We hiked The Wave on the first, and headed back home on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the pandemic was now the lesser of our concerns. We now had to contend with curfews and possible rallies/protests along the way. We survived unscathed, fortunately.
How did the Covid-19 pandemic affected our cross-country roadtrip? That was a question that I had myself, even before I left NY. When I went to the Wyndham rewards website, they assured travelers that all of their properties for the most part were open with some changes made due to the Covid pandemic. Facemasks are required in the lobby and most public areas. Breakfast if served, would be served by the staff to the patrons. There will no longer be open buffets where you can just walk up and grab food. Some places did not even have the breakfast option. It surprised us that businesses were open for indoor seating west of the Delaware Water Gap area. We were able to sit inside almost all of the restaurants, albeit the choices of establishments were more slim, all the way across until we got to Utah and then back. Depending on where you were in the country though, not all establishments required their workers to wear facemasks. Way out in the sticks in western Colorado at a steakhouse we visited, not everyone was wearing masks. Most other places though, masks are being worn by the staff, and everything was being cleaned in between seatings.
As far as weather went, we had a little bit of rain the second day on the way out. Otherwise, it was clear sailing. We had a little cloud cover in the Gary, Indiana area on the way back and it threatened, but it never rained on us there.
On our way through the pass in Colorado just past Denver, we spied an 8 to 10 mile back up on the eastbound side due to construction. We were cringing the entire time out in Utah knowing we would have to sit through that on our way home. When we finally did leave Silverthorne, Colorado that day, we were amazed to see that the traffic pattern had shifted, and the blockage was now on the westbound side. Those poor souls had 4 to 5 miles worth of bumper-to-bumper to get over the pass that we went sailing through a week before. Life on the road is good!
As we were returning home, we had to shift our dynamic a little bit. Due to the George Floyd incident and all of the protests going on in mostly major cities, we decided it best to only be on the road during daylight hours - no late night driving. As we approached the larger cities, we would Google protest and the name of the city. If there was a positive hit, we would park ourselves on the outskirts before sunset and deal with going through in the morning. Also because of the fact that many cities had curfews, we felt it was safer to hunker down before it got past sunset. That worked fine for us, and we had absolutely no problems whatsoever.
5000 problem free miles in an Alamo rental Jeep.
The wave link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave_(Arizona)
Working from home. No trips for now.
Bi-weekly visit to family home to do some maintenance. Traffic is creeping back
Back to work I go
Watch yo mouf, we don't allow no bad words here!
Good one ja
PHX. First trip out of town in over three months. Strange experience with all the things that have changed because of COVID-19. Some good...like way less traffic. Some bad...like fewer places to eat
On the windmill vane, can't let it stop turning...
Places are opening slowly
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