Traveling In The Age Of Covid
I live in Idaho (obviously), my mom lives in Texas, and the rest of my family lives in Vegas. We haven't seen each other in over a year. How irresponsible is it for us all to meet in Vegas to reunite?
I try to make responsible choices, particularly with this whole Covid-19 thing happening, I do think that occasionally it's important to stop and see your family. I haven't seen mine in over a year and I've never gone this long in my life, but the circumstances of this year aren't quite what we had expected, right?
I'm driving to Vegas, my mom is flying in and we're all going to have a BBQ at my brother's house. For perspective, we don't have a massive family so it's not like there will be 30 people or anything. For health's sake I feel like the responsible thing to do would be to wear a mask when I can, as awkward as that seems like it could be around family, I certainly would hate to bare the responsibility of getting my mother (or anyone for that matter) sick.
You want to be around your family and hug them and enjoy the moments you have together but you also want to make sure that you're protecting everyone at once. Damn you, 2020 and all the stressors that came with you. So, I'll try and keep my distance while simultaneously reuniting with the ones I love and I'll be back in Boise by sun down on Sunday.