Safe With Family
A year ago we cringed at the news of Spring Breakers, gathering as Covid numbers spiked. It just happens to be spring break now, as we travel home to TX. I'm so glad we can spend a couple days again, with Scott and Chali. They've been smart and safe during this long year. We feel so comfortable staying in their home.
Yesterday, we actually ventured out and went to an open air winery near Sacramento. While spring break crowds were being arrested in Miami, we ordered wine flights and took off our masks to sip. It felt almost normal.
But besides making the decision about getting out into this "normal world" after months of avoiding people... we had to make make a choice about seeing other family.
Our nephew and family offered to meet up with us. I suddenly realized how much more complicated life is going to be as we navigate this new world, where our cautious friends are becoming more social. So many decisions! Our doctor nephew and his scientist wife can certainly be trusted. It was actually nice to get some questions answered about the J & J vaccine and future air travel.
Plus, we got to see these sweet kiddos. We haven't seen them in 18 months.
Scott and Colden got to compare their Covid hair growth!
Today, we had one more day with Scott and Chali. They took us to the nearby town of Folsom, for an adventure.
It felt wonderful to be out on a beautiful day. The historic downtown area was buzzing with activity. People dined at tables on the sidewalk, while musicians played. It was still too crowded for my comfort.
I looked at this old hotel and the historic Hop Sing Palace Chinese Restaurant. I am craving the day that Don and I can get back to our favorite kind of exploring.
But we're not quite ready for navigating crowds. The 4 of us just wandered instead.
We hiked across the old truss bridge and watched kayaks and paddle boards glide beneath the Rainbow Bridge.
It felt like the good old days, posing like tourists.
Then the youngins did their own posing with these pretty painted wings!
Then it was back to the house to grill outside! I feel so lucky to have this time. Maybe next time we visit, we'll check out the prison where Johnny Cash spent time. There's an adventure.
Taking baby steps right now.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!