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    Rangerchic
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    Hey at BGM, welcome to Colorado! I live in the Springs and mostly avoid Denver unless I have to fly or if there is something really cool going on. We are in a heatwave too so, that’s awesome…not. Last year at this time we had snow. I’m ready to turn off my AC and for the temperatures to be a lot cooler.

    I didn’t mind flying in May when I went to see family in Arkansas…both flights were completely full. I was kind of surprised. But most people on the way there were very compliant..it was on the way back that they weren’t as much. Weird. I really wanted to fly to Boston and go to Salem for Halloween this year but I missed my opportunity to book a place in Salem. And then there’s Delta and I was kind of glad I didn’t get it booked.

    I’m ready for a vacation. We were planning on Hawaii in June of 22 back when it looked like COVID would get under control. I laugh now at how naive I was. I can’t decide if I should plan it or not now. Sad face 🙁

    #1097454 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Lord, have you ever been to Salem in the fall? Such a shitshow! I mean, being local and the traffic situation, it’s out of control. Also that place traumatized me with the Witch Museum on a field trip in 4th grade.

    #1097456 Reply
    Fyodor
    Guest

    The problem with any comparatively risky activity (leisure, travel, dining) is that it’s disproportionately people who are unconcerned with COVID.

    #1097457 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    But a couple weeks ago I went on this tiki boat in Salem harbor that my friend had reserved back in March. It’s only for 6 people and they take you out and make awesome drinks. Highly recommend that if you ever go.

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    Fyodor
    Guest

    I was referring to people’s flying experiences, specifically. I don’t know if there’s anything to be done-I don’t plan on not flying if needed, but it’s a different experience.

    #1097459 Reply
    Vathena
    Guest

    My Rep just introduced a bill in the House to require vaccines or a negative test before flying domestically. I would LOVE that, and I think it makes a huge amount of sense, but I’m pretty sure it’s going nowhere. Sigh.

    #1097461 Reply
    Rangerchic
    Participant

    @Kate – no I’ve never been. And I’m sure it’s a shitshow (traffic and crowds)! But I’m willing to deal with traffic and (small) crowds for certain things. I love fall and I love halloween. And I also love historical places. Maybe you should try the museum as an adult now and you won’t feel so traumatized anymore! I’ll take note of the tiki boat – that sounds like fun!


    @Fyodor
    – I agree! That’s why right now I’d rather plan travel to places that require the vaccine which I think is mostly outside the US except Hawaii which does require the vaccine or a negative test.


    @Vathena
    – I would love that but sadly, I think you are right in that it won’t go anywhere.

    #1097467 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    @Rangerchic, maybe next year. The crowds are insane, and I’d worry it’d be Covid central. We do have a high vaccination rate in MA, but in July when everyone showed up to party in Provincetown, there was that outbreak. Hopefully once it’s under control you can have a fun trip there. It’s a lovely town.

    #1097469 Reply
    Bittergaymark
    Guest

    Thanns, Rangerchic.

    In town for a cousin’s wedding. But tomorruw we are driving up to Blackhawk. It’ll be fun to get a taste of the mountains.

    #1097472 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    My kids started school this week and it’s been exactly the nightmare I feared it would be. The crowd of ppl at drop-off and pick-up, the crowded, windowless room the kids – 200 or so – sit in as they wait to be picked up, the indoor maskless lunches, crowded classrooms with no distance between desks (like, they’re literally pushed together in clusters of three) – my anxiety is through the roof. Joanie had 33 kids in her class and the school doesn’t even test them for covid Bc “testing takes too much of a toll on kindergarteners and first graders.” Aka: tests are expensive and let’s cut corners by not testing the youngest. Vaccinations for the under 13 set cannot come quickly enough!!

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    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    @Wendy, I’m sorry that the kids are so exposed and your stress levels are up.

    #1097516 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    We had dinner last night with my boyfriend’s family to celebrate his birthday. His mom decided to bring up COVID/the vaccines because my boyfriend’s sister, who is a teacher, just got COVID. His mom went on a rant about how the vaccine is an experimental drug that doesn’t even work. (She’s fully vaccinated, but OMG.)

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