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Old 03-22-2020, 06:48 AM   #1
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Question How is "Getting Here" Affected by a Pandemic?

For those of us who drive from distant points of the U.S.A. to arrive at the lake?

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:33 AM   #2
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At this point I don't think there is much difference.

Yes, traffic is lighter and you should take the precautions that many are now taking when in public places. Try to minimize contact with people and objects that have the possibility of being infected. But those things are true whether you are in your home area on the road.

I went boating yesterday in Naples Florida and it seemed like a normal day. The usual amount of boats and people, and even tour boats were out on the water. Before I went I called a boat rental place with about 25 boats in their fleet just to find out what was going on. They told me it was business as usual and they were sold out for the day. I got the last parking space at the Naples public boat launch.

I think the response to the virus varies depending upon the area of the country you are in so if you are travelling a long way you will see different levels of response along your route.
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In my NH neighborhood I have been seeing more families with kids.

We have very few year round kids here so I conclude that these are vacation home people whose kids are out of school and the parents are on work from home.

It is nice to see some additional activity but I hope they didn't bring any hitch hiking CV bugs!
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In my NH neighborhood I have been seeing more families with kids.

We have very few year round kids here so I conclude that these are vacation home people whose kids are out of school and the parents are on work from home.

It is nice to see some additional activity but I hope they didn't bring any hitch hiking CV bugs!
My southern NH neighborhood was a highway yesterday—I had no idea we had so many families with kids in the area!

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We typically fly from LA, but are now being told not to fly, so driving might be a better option. With all the gas, motel, and food stops in the course of a drive that would take more than a week, however, I suspect the potential exposure while driving is no better, and perhaps worse, than flying. In the meantime, I am stuck in LA and my spouse is in NH as we try to decide on the best course of action, probably waiting this out until it resolves. Ugh!
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California?

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We typically fly from LA, but are now being told not to fly, so driving might be a better option. With all the gas, motel, and food stops in the course of a drive that would take more than a week, however, I suspect the potential exposure while driving is no better, and perhaps worse, than flying. In the meantime, I am stuck in LA and my spouse is in NH as we try to decide on the best course of action, probably waiting this out until it resolves. Ugh!
Sounds like a romantic camping adventure—throw a tent and bag in your ride and go! What a story!

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Old 03-22-2020, 09:30 AM   #8
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We arrived back from FL last night. Drive was "normal", other than the fact that we made record time due to no traffic, being able to cruise at high speeds all the way (even through NYC!), and no restaurant stops.
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It is nice to see some additional activity but I hope they didn't bring any hitch hiking CV bugs!
Sadly, it is this type of "hope" that will make it spread.

Containing this virus is not predicated on hope- it requires perseverance/diligence!
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The airlines are not sure of schedules and I just spoke to Concord Coach Lines...As far as I know, the only bus service from Boston's Logan to the Lakes Region.

Concord Coach Lines asked me when I would be travelling and strongly suggested I check just before my scheduled flight because they "were not sure they would be in business then".
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Sadly, it is this type of "hope" that will make it spread.

Containing this virus is not predicated on hope- it requires perseverance/diligence!
Shall we close the southern border then?
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