Tuesday, August 18, 2020

I'm Back!

We returned from a little road trip, about 1,000 miles four nights in three different hotels.  Home, to Lexington, Kentucky (my Bourbon collection is restocked), onto Cleveland for a family birthday, and back home. 

It was the first time I had been more than 60 miles from home, the first time we had eaten in a restaurant since returning from Ireland March 16th.  It was a little weird, for the most part everyone seemed to be following safety protocols.  If anything the hotel rooms were cleaner than usual.  The complimentary hotel breakfast is now a brown paper bag, with a pre-packaged pastry, granola bar, and a bottle of water.  Restaurants are running at 25-50% of capacity, meaning you are not packed in like sardines - some good change.  

It felt great to be out and about.  Most of the time was spent in the car, or a hotel.  We did a tiny bit of shopping and found that to be relatively safe.  

Before we left, I scheduled a bunch of blog posts, did you notice my posts were done ahead of time?    

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  1. no, because you always plan ahead. where was the photo taken and when? looks like a hurricane aftermath.

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    1. Just south of the Belle Haven marina, the boats are on trailers around the marina. Four turtles on the snag - there were ten yesterday morning.

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    2. I know where that is. and now I see the turtle heads!

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    3. I will try to focus on the turtles next time, I need more lens

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  2. It's nice to have a break away from home....well, if it is allowed. No, I couldn't tell the real you wasn't actually at home creating posts. Shabby or chic, I don't think I've ever stayed in a less than spotless hotel room. Maybe I am lucky. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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    1. Subtle little details in the hotel rooms, it was clear that things are being wiped down that in the past might have been dusty or have a stray hair left behind.

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  3. I noticed no difference, though I am a bit envious. We haven't taken even a short trip since March and the itching to go is real!

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    1. The challenge is avoiding crowds, wouldn’t go to the beach or a bar

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  4. You and some friends of mine have both been out traveling. You are making me feel more confident to do the same. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the time and found it easy to navigate!

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    1. Many pretty and isolated place near you

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  5. Didn't notice your blogs were pre-scheduled. Glad you had a good time. We're looking forward to taking at least some day trips in October.

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  6. Nope, didn't notice a thing. Welcome home!

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