Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Settling into our new normal…

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When we first arrived at Canyon Lake Texas back on March 18th the park was full with campers. Given the Coronavirus situation most were keeping to themselves but a few were not and those were the folks we avoided. By this time I was on full alert to the details of the virus as I am a news junkie… There I said it! Yes, I am a news junkie!

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With all that has been going in the world there certainly is a lot of news to digest. As I was reading and absorbing it I realized we would soon have to develop a new normal. Sure enough only a few days after we arrived as mentioned in the previous blog, the Corps of Engineers closed down our park and while most campers left, the Corps graciously allowed us as well as a few other full timers to stay until May 15th.

Over the next week or so we began to fall into a routine. We arise (me early, Sharon not). I grind some coffee beans and enjoy my morning coffee. Once Sharon is up it is time for breakfast and later I spend a few hours on the laptop reading all the worldly news and catching up on blogs.  During this time Sharon watches TV, plays computer games and calls to check in with Katie, our daughter.  Our son Jason also chats with us pretty regularly when he is not at work.

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Lunchtime is next followed by more reading, working out with weights and then a walk around the park or occasional bike ride. Before we know it it time for happy hour followed by dinner. A little night time TV and it’s back to sleep to repeat this groundhog day again the next morning.

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The beauty of all this is that it hasn’t been too difficult to adapt to this new normal. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact we have been retired and on the road for over nine years thereby having learned to adapt to most any situation. It certainly helps that we have a fabulous view of Canyon Lake right out our RV windshield. Something about water certainly calms the soul…

Stay safe everyone and continue to social distance to prevent the spread of this nasty virus… 

NOTE: We are currently sheltering in place at Canyon Lake, Texas…

12 comments:

  1. I well understand. Every day seems like the last and will be the next. We don't have a lake to look at but we have a pond and ducks to view from the front porch. One duck is nesting so we expect ducklings soon. That's about all the excitement we can stand!

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    1. Still should be fun to see the ducklings enter this world...

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  2. You have one of the better sites for your Shelter. nice views, walking, biking and the local gym just outside your door.
    Stay Safe!

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  3. Sounds like our days, but add in some fishing for Dave. I also think our lifestyle has prepared us better than some for getting through this craziness. We've received word we can head to IL whenever we want, plan to leave here on 5/1 if conditions allow for it. Stay healthy!!

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    1. Yes I am doing some fishing too, fishing, not catching...

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  4. Our routine sounds like your routine! Not so bad for us retired folks in our motorhomes.....

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    1. It's only a bit different that it once was...

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  5. It's not so bad. Thank goodness we aren't in Europe in a tiny apartment.

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  6. We're big fans of COE campgrounds and use them as often as possible when traveling. I'm impressed that they allowed you and other full timers to stay even though they needed to close the campground. Thoughtful, reasonable decisions like that are appreciated and helpful, and will ensure that more people successfully make it through this situation. It's good to know that so many bloggers who are full timers are finding safe places to ride this out.

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    1. Now where we will end up when they ask us to depart is yet another question...

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