What a great opportunity to show off the pictures from Kennebunkport and Northfield — our last two vacations.
First, the question:
Have you been on a vacation/holiday in the past three months? If so, did you take any precautions against contracting COVID? If you haven’t been on a vacation/holiday in the most recent three months, when was your last vacation/holiday?
We spent most of a week in Northfield, Minnesota in May. We were very careful in the airport and on the airplane, but otherwise, we masked up only as required. In Kennebunkport, we didn’t bother. We are so very vaccinated and so were the people we were visiting. Kennebunkport is also a location where everyone was careful.
We are as vaccinated as we can be. We haven’t caught COVID. Yet.
I suppose we could, but we are rarely in crowded places and have little contact with people who might be sick. Also, this is a sparsely populated area, so there aren’t many places packed with strangers. And we aren’t party goers.
We have no future vacation plans, but things could pop up as they have done the last two times we were away.
I believe (without any scientific evidence) we have gotten through the worst of COVID. I suspect COVID is fading into another variation on a theme of flu. Flu can be dangerous, but we get annual flu shots and run away from anyone we suspect is sick. So far, we’ve managed to not get a serious cold during the past five years. I am willing to bet that they are already well along in creating a single shot for flu and COVID with a super duper version for anyone over 60 or with medical complications.
We’ve been very careful about avoiding sick people from long before COVID. We don’t get close to anyone who looks like they might have something we could catch, even when they said “Oh, it’s only an allergy.” I’ve frequently caught those allergies. Those same people who have “just allergies” are the same people who avoid the doctor and wouldn’t know what they had unless it came with a name tag.
We will always continue to avoid people who might be contagious. Lucky for us, other people avoid us if they think they might be contagious. COVID taught most sensible people to be careful about transmitting germs, especially when they are in contact with old folks or anyone with medical problems. Some people haven’t learned anything. I don’t expect that group will ever learn anything. They are opposed to learning and thus will continue to pose a danger everyone else.
They don’t care.
Another plague could show up as suddenly as COVID. If that happens, I guess we’ll deal with it. Maybe we’ll deal with it better than COVID — but somehow, I doubt it.