Soon after touring amid COVID, you will find no put like home

Wiley Austin, 5, visits with Appalachian Santa with plexiglass between them outside Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville December 16, 2020. The pair sang "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" together and Austin hoped to get a Spider-man costume for Christmas.

I’m household. Safe and sound and balanced.           

The phrase for holiday vacation final month was: Do not. So I invested much more than three months visiting relatives in Florida and Texas. Was I reckless? I really don’t consider so.

            I traveled by car, on your own. Most meals had been with spouse and children customers in their homes. I wore my mask practically any time I was with non-kin. I practiced social distancing. I washed my palms generally.

            I did check out some of beloved eating places, including Cedar River in Callahan, Florida the Lighthouse in Fanning Springs, Florida Randy’s BBQ in New Boston, Texas Russell’s Beef Dwelling in Corinth, Mississippi. All were having appropriate safety measures to shield their patrons.

            By the way, all of individuals apart from Randy’s are found significantly from interstate highways, on the back roadways I like to journey. That’s not as rustic as it appears these days several of the back again roads are four-laned and frequently they save considerable mileage in excess of interstate travel.