Traveling during COVID: My Perspective

We just returned from a short trip to Sedona, Arizona (more posts to follow). Although I was somewhat hesitant to get back into the real world, I was anxious for an adventure. Masks and germ gel handy, we headed out.

Our “stay at home” order has lifted. Things are slowly starting to open. What we observed as we traveled, were happy eager folks ready to interact safely, and get back to life.

I did not have to wear my mask at all (virtually no shopping, which I did miss). Not all businesses were opened quite yet, and some were not open full hours. I only saw one sign requiring a mask, but that business was closed. Folks working all wore masks, and for the most part, safe distances were followed, although sometimes a little challenging.

We spent most of our time outdoors. We ate inside only once, and was well spaced from the others.

We were welcomed. Businesses were busy, and staff members were overjoyed to have us visit. People were happy and joy. We were able to see staff cleaning like crazy to keep us all protected. We took initiate and used our germ gel often, washing and keeping our distance.

We timed our visit well. They were gearing up for the holiday weekend. Everywhere we went, we did not have crowds of people. But we did see traffic heading in as we headed out.

My conclusion? People need purpose. People need work. People need interaction. When out, people can be careful and safe. If they are not ready yet, people can remain at home.

The great outdoors and a change of pace was exactly what my sole needed this week.

🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Wind Kisses says:

    Cant wait to see the rest of our photos. Your journey. Yes. that is a great place to visit during this time. WE don’t even bother going into town. Sedona is about the outdoors, as you know. Donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! I’m so glad we went, it was awesome! …More to come πŸ™‚

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  2. Naomi says:

    You’re making me want to drive up there! It’s a beautiful place.

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  3. Anxious to see your posts!!!

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    1. Thank you! Sadly, Montezuma Well was closed πŸ˜₯ I so wanted to see it! But we had some other adventures!

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  4. Sounds like a great road trip. I am very jealous! Thanks for sharing. Greetings from London.

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    1. Hello! Thank you! It was a wonderful break! 😊 I love interacting with folks around the world!

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  5. Wonderful. Can’t wait to see more pics. 😊

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  6. Glad your trip went well!! Can’t wait to see more photos!

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    1. Thank you Nora! 😊

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    It’s lovely to regain some freedom of movement and so glad it went well! 🧑

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  8. lolaWi says:

    lovely to see a bit of normalcy and it sounds like a good trip, Lisa. looking forward to your photos! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, yes, it was a wonderful break!

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  9. Lisa Coleman says:

    I love your perspective. Wish we were out west right now. 😊

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I’m really grateful to be in an area that has a little more freedom to roam. Hopefully other places are opening up as well.

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        😊 we have the same opportunities here too and it has been great.

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