I’m back from vacation! Polen family vacations have a semi-disastrous history. Trust me – you don’t want to travel with us. The first cruise we took resulted in a hurricane. Then there was the time we were stuck in an airport for hours because as near as the airline could tell, someone from California cancelled our flight reservations – we didn’t even know anyone from CA. But what about that memorable week we spent in Hawaii for our honeymoon with temps in the low 50s and nearly constant rain which, of course, led to the roads flooding on the day we were headed to the airport to leave. Those are just the highlights that come to mind right now. We’ve concluded we must be related to the Griswold family. After years of just talking about it, we’d finally made a decision to go to Italy in the fall and had just received a tentative itinerary from our travel agent in early March, so we’re halfway convinced we might have had something to do with the coronavirus.
So why should last week be any different? While it was wonderful to spend time with our family and have both sons with us, the beach was cold and rainy every day except one – the last one. We were able to get on the beach for a couple hours one day, but the last day was mostly sunny at least. It was also the only day I even put on a swimsuit. Other days, we played board games, went to an escape room, and I read two books. We’ve also had our share of vacations with glorious weather, along with wearing heavy coats and gloves in Florida, but the important thing is that we spent time together, and that’s always a plus. Here’s a pic of a gorgeous sunrise – the morning we were leaving.
As far as restaurants, with the exception of one, all staff wore masks and gloves and tables were spaced far apart. Folks on the beach also kept their distance for the most part, but the majority of people we encountered at grocery stores and tourist attractions didn’t wear masks. Here in KY, our numbers are going down, so I’m hoping people don’t get too comfortable and let guidelines fall to the wayside.
Update time – several weeks back, I mentioned my oldest son had been interviewing for new jobs after losing his due to COVID. I’m thrilled to say he accepted one last week which doesn’t require him to move and is completely remote. Thanks so much for all your positive thoughts, vibes, and encouragement sent his way!
Have a great week and stay healthy!