|Most of the places we've spent a night, or more, in the Casita. Excluding Canada and Alaska.|
Way back last Fall, before anyone had even dreamed of a pandemic, demonstrations, riots, etc; which make up all the news today, we planned a trip. Friends were picking up their new Escape trailer in British Columbia and we were going to meet them in Montana. Reservations were first made in Yellowstone, then Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon, Ouray, Durango, and Pagosa Springs. This was the first time we were to travel with a schedule, but our friends like knowing in advance where they're going to be and we were fine with that. We were going to spend part of our long hot Summer in the Rockies. What a treat.
Now we are faced with the reality of today. The virus appears to have the Country in major turmoil. One doesn't know what, or whom, to believe. Stay home, don't travel; but send the kids to school so they can bring it home to mom and dad, or worse Grandma and Gramps? Way too complicated for me to figure out. Wanda and I believe we are in good health for our age. No major medical issues to speak of, but we sure don't want the virus.
That brings me to the question(s) that keeps popping up in my head. Glacier has already been cancelled due to most of the park still closed down, especially the East side. Reservations for a week in Yellowstone, and all the rest, are still valid as of today. Should we go? What if we get within a hundred miles of the park and they shut it down. What about Colorado, where we plan to spend most of August? What's their plan?
I retired in 2008, and this is the longest period of time since then that we've been home. I'm itching to get on the road again.
Should we go? That's the question.....jc