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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Vacationing as Pandemic Wanes?

We were in Newport, Rhode Island for two nights.  We rented a very nice one bedroom apartment through Air BnB that put us in an easy walk of the oldest part of the town.  We parked the car and used our feet the entire time.

But here's what's crazy - we tried to ignore the fact that we were on the other side of Omicron and everyone else did too, almost everyone. We went maskless and no where were there signs to wear masks.  But then there were those with masks on:

The hostess in the restaurant we chose for lunch the first day.

People on the street including little kids in strollers.

One person in a party of the three entering a restaurant.

Our waitress in Annie's - a wonderful breakfast lunch cafe where we had lunch the second day.

A docent or two at The Breakers - Cottage of the Vanderbilts.

What do those masks mean? Are they unvaccinated and required to mask? Are they having symptoms?  Are they infected? Are they worried about getting Covid from us?

Driving home on Friday I wondered out loud to Dan. "Did we expose ourselves to Covid?"

Last night Dan wasn't feeling well.  I gave him a Covid test. Negative! 

Covid!  Will it always be a nag on vacation?


Photos will be shared later.