Crazy World, Crazy Times!

Staying in an RV park while under the “stay at home” order because of the COVID 19 virus, is “interesting” to say the least. We would normally be going to group gatherings, playing group games, and sitting in the evenings outside together visiting with neighbors around a campfire. Well, that’s not happening! πŸ˜”

We do go for long walks several times a day; sometimes with Zoey, sometimes without her, and sometimes all by ourselves to get some much needed “alone time.” πŸ™ƒοΏΌ

After a couple of weeks of staying home, we decided to go to nearby Mansfield Dam and the small park close to the dam on the Lake Travis side. The day started out hazy but later the sun came out and warmed things up. We DID keep 6 feet or more away from other people visiting the park.

Here are a few pictures from the lake side of the dam.

The park had some gorgeous little flowers blooming.

Next we went to the other side of Mansfield Dam.

This visit to the dam and park was a wonderful way to get out for an hour or so, while still doing a good job of social distancing.

To occupy all our time “at home,” we have been playing a lot of games. We like to play a card game called Three Thirteen. It is based on books and runs like in Rummy, but it is not a good two person game. Soooo, Jack and I actually play two hands each! “John” and “Barb” are each of our “second” hands. Playing order would be: Betty, John, Barb, and Jack. It was a little confusing for us at first, but it does make the game super interesting!

We also play Skip Bo, Dice 10,000, Scrabble, and Rummikub (rum-ee-cube). Rummikub is also based on runs and books like the card game Rummy, but you use tiles. There are some additional things you can do when playing your tiles, but those rules are too complicated to explain here. However, it is an awesome, FοΏΌUN game for 2, 3, or 4 players. It looks like this.

I don’t know when I’ll publish my next post. With COVID 19 and everyone required to stay home, it may be a while. We are going to try to get back to Missouri where our 90-something parents are. We won’t be able to visit with them, but we can stand outside with phones in hand to talk while peering through the windows!

Please stay safe, stay home, and social distance when out for groceries. Above all, our prayer is you all will stay healthy.

So, for now ….. we are “on standby” until we can be ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peggy Hines
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 16:04:43

    Such beautiful wild flower photos. Wish there was a way Ed and I could play something with you and Jack. That would be such fun! Love you 3! πŸ€—πŸ’•

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  2. ourcrossings
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 16:19:05

    We are on standby too. In Ireland, we are only allowed to go for a one short walk a day and it has to be within 2 km from where we live. I hope we all gonna be much better human beings once the pandemic crisis are over. Thanks for sharing and stay safe 😊 Aiva

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    • Betty Huffman
      Apr 10, 2020 @ 16:26:07

      Thanks, Aiva. We left Texas yesterday and will arrive in Missouri today. Our parents are 90+ years old and in Missouri. We wanted to be closer to them. We will probably stay in Missouri until this virus passes. Hopefully that will only be a couple more months. I agree. I hope we will all be better people and kinder to everyone after this ends. You stay safe and healthy, also.
      πŸ˜€ 🚐

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