Situation practically Normal: Certainly the COVID-19 situation has made an impact on my tour of the country. Being an introvert though, social distancing is the norm for me – although I am now more aware maintaing 6 feet between others. Sheltering in place can be done on wheels, fairly easily. My trailer is fully self-contained and comfortable. I’m either relaxing inside of it, or hanging outside in my designated site. Towing is also self contained since I am driving alone in my car. I have adapted: I wear a doggie poop bag on my hand when I pump gas, then throw it out. I eat out less often, and then of course it is only drive through or pickup. I grocery shop less frequently. I wash my hands more thoroughly.
The biggest downside for me: Some of the places I was really excited to see are closed. (National Parks, State Parks, Beaches) It is hard to find places to get some healthy hikes in. I can and do walk around the RV parks multiple times a day. I miss occasionally going to a mid week matinee (but not as much as I thought)
The upside for me: There are no social events I need to scrounge up the courage to attend. I am less likely to be hit up to do small talk which I am particularly uncomfortable with. I am getting more of my knitting projects done. I’ve cut down my future reservations, and will be staying at places longer reducing mileage. I am saving money on gas and food. I was lucky enough to find the last package of RV toilet paper at the Walmart in Silver City a few weeks ago.
I made it back to the west coast! My circuit is almost complete. It felt like coming home. There truly is nothing like the Pacific Coast.