With the weekend upon us we have nothing in our plans. My scheduled flight for the weekend has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the forecast. Weâ€™ll probably watch our weekly Star Trek movie on Sunday night. And on Saturday weâ€™ll go for a ride somewhere.
I like going for rides in the car. Iâ€™ve always liked going for rides in the car. But weâ€™ve gone on so many rides this year, mostly because there hasnâ€™t been much else to do with the current COVID-19 situation, I know the northern half of Illinois like the back of my hand.
Iâ€™m hesitant to spend too much time in adjacent states, though we do dip into Indiana or Wisconsin once in a while. With such an uneven approach to pandemic precautions across the country, upon entering Chicago weâ€™re reminded that weâ€™re suppose to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival if weâ€™ve been in a â€œCOVID-19 Hot Spotâ€. Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa occasionally make that list and with Big Brother watching us the way it does in 2020, I donâ€™t want our license plate reader showing up on an Indiana camera and then someone wondering why we didnâ€™t quarantine when we got back home.
My husband and I are always extra cautious. We always wear masks, we wipe down everything with sanitary wipes, we have buckets of hand sanitizer in the car, and we donâ€™t eat in restaurants. Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s more than one french fry under the seats of our Jeep Cherokee.
I never thought Iâ€™d see the day where Iâ€™d be bored of going for a ride in the car, and Iâ€™m not really bored of the practice, but thereâ€™s only so many times one can drive across the prairie on Illinois 47.