|(c)2015HorstKelly Photographer...Supersitions Mtns from camper|
Until a week and a half or so I was still working towards a departure to Alabama Hills and Death Valley NLT the end of March....Ms Casita had all her work done and only needed a wash and wax....Provisions had all been bought and the final countdown was proceeding....Then the consequences of the virus stated getting ugly here...in fact our local HEB(Texas main grocery store) now had 3 deputies posted inside. in addition to the local hoarding of "stuff", it appears out of town people folks were raiding our local stores and it was getting difficult to manage. Rumor had it that people from as far away as Houston (about 200 miles away) were driving here to get stuff. Life was getting crazy.
|(c)2014HorstKelly Photography..National Sand Dunes, Colorado|
Based on the situation I decided that there was no way I was going to leave Janet by herself to deal with the craziness of what was happening. In my own mind getting in a camper and boondocking would probably be the best thing we could do, but I knew she wouldn't go for that.
|(c)2014HorstKelly Photographer..somewhere in Canyonlands|
So here we are, social distancing ourselves from the world....weather permitting we try and walk each day, do stuff around the house, daily calls to friends and family and hope this all ends soon. Though I had been really looking forward to this trip for a long while, the decision to stay home was the only rational one I could have made..for both Janet and myself...and with age, health issues, etc, I don't need to be a social butterfly! The virus is a serious concern, especially for folks our age.
I also have been reading that Death Valley basically closed....and the trend is continuing with State Parks and some National Parks as well as some BLM camp sites. A good source of info in that regard is: campedium
|(2015)HorstKelly Photorapher...in a Hidden Gem in the Tetons|
That's about all folks...hope all is well with you and that life will get back to normal sooner than later....the probing question still remains...What are people doing with ALL that toilet paper! Horst sends
|(c)2019HorstKelly Photographer....Texas Lake sunset|