Cautiously getting back to traveling

I guess we had had enough of the isolation, staying at home, watching the RV sitting in the driveway and general boredom. We decided that we would venture out for a short duration trip to see what the world was like in person. Sher and I knew we could not just take off without preparation. I’m in the age and underlying health issues related group. Neither of us want to get the virus. We wanted little or no physical contact with either things and/or of course people.

Preparing the RV

We had plenty of fresh water, the gray and black water tanks were empty.  We planned our daily menus, and had more than enough food and drink on board, so there was no need to go to a store. And of course we started with a full gas tank. The RV had not been used other than a couple of day trips since we got back from Texas in February (Before COVID seems like years ago…) so we dusted the inside, put up a new shower curtain, and added a new bedspread and loaded supplies.

Roadtirement back on the road

The RV Park

We found an RV Park about 10 miles north of Vincennes, Indiana, our first destination. They accepted Passport America for half price camping. That was good. But how to interact with the office? I did not want to have to go into it. I called and the park owner completely understood my wanting a “no contact” payment. No problem, they had a mail slot at the office, great for depositing our check. The park layout also was great, as there was plenty of room between sites.

Yep, that’s us being COVID tourists

Sightseeing

We were out and about mid week, thus avoiding what might have been large crowds on the weekends. As it turned out, there were very few people around where we walked about. We saw very few people wearing masks, which is now mandatory in Indiana. Social distancing was not really a problem, as there were only a couple of times where we moved away from nearby pedestrians.

In conclusion

We so enjoyed getting back on the road and staying in an RV Park. Sher and I both had a great time seeing the historic sites and monuments in Vincennes and then in French Lick on the second day. We do not yet feel safe going into for example any restaurants , wineries or antique shops. The frustrating part was seeing some places open and not feeling safe going in.  But, we had our own bathroom, food, and our house on wheels made for a very safe  “No Contact” outing. We’ll add some posts about the neat stuff we saw, complete with pictures soon.

26 thoughts on “Cautiously getting back to traveling

  1. Hi guys! Great to see your out and about, enjoy, be safe like you are. Very smart thinking! I think those who choose to go without a mask are a huge part of the problem. Something so simple to do can save lives.

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  2. Wonderful that you are able to get back on the road – so good for the soul. I think everyone with and RV here in Ireland is out and about. Its a great option – Happy and Safe travels. XXXMarie

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  3. I look forward to reading about what you did. We just returned from 2 weeks in Michigan where masks are mandatory. Inside, everyone wore one. We enjoyed our time and (been home for 13 days) stayed safe. We followed all precautions. Have fun and stay safe!

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    • Yes, it is time. And a nice RV park is a safe place to stay, people are naturally “distanced” site to site, and you have your own personal clean facilities! You guys take care and stay safe as you begin to venture out. 🙂

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