Post 33/2020 Monday 19 October Many people know that these public health measures carry solid force: Avoid crowded settings, keep social distance, do small gatherings outdoors, wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, and wear a mask.
(Featured image) Pumpkin tower at the main intersection in Wakarusa, not to be confused with a roundabout. We went through the village on our way to Potato Creek State Park.)
Over the last three days we aimed at applying those measures out and about, which twice included eating lunch in a restaurant.
Finding a good place for lunch wasn’t easy. On Friday we arrived at a family restaurant that did not require masks upon entering. Only one of the people going in wore one. There was an ah shucks sign on the door that said it’s hard to eat while wearing a mask. I agree, eating a mask would cause indigestion. We tarried not. Instead, we found a nearby pub, uncrowded, mask observant. The cook served up the tastiest burger I’ve had in a long time. He even downsized it to a lunchtime portion.
On Saturday, our chosen restaurant proved to be too crowded. The next place offered only a buffet, though they supplied gloves. Nah, no buffet. We ended up at a pub, had a nice corner window table. We were early, so there were few other customers. We had a passable, nonanxiety-producing meal.
Eating out is work, but we try to include it as an occasional part of creating bubble vibe. Until now we’ve been able to eat in out-of-door settings. Going indoors for a meal out now presents more challenges. We’ll continue to look for safe venues, good food, often at off-hours, and maybe catch a warm day to picnic or order a meal to eat al fresco.
Walking again proved to boost our bubble vibe last week. We visited a city trail in Syracuse, two state parks, a county park, did walks around our city, Goshen, and spent a few days in LaGrange County.
Oxbow County Park
Potato Creek State Park
One can not help but be grateful to early conservationists who promoted the development of state parks and the government that created them and maintains them for the benefit of people and as a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife and plants. Thank you, Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Chain O’ Lakes State Park
A ride east in LaGrange County
Surely everyone knows what guidelines to follow to protect oneself and others from Covid-19. Know also, that you need not stay six feet away or wear a mask to smell the roses.
May you be blessed with safe, surprise-filled, restorative breaks in your total bubble vibe.