Honeymoon road trip time! Masks- check. Sanitizer-check. Rubbing alcohol-check. Negative test results-check. Cooler of food so we don’t have to go in to eat anywhere-check. If only they made a car sized porta- potty! Very different kind of road trip than we’ve ever done before. The Covid prep has been considerable-everything from getting tested (negative) the day before we got on the road, to bringing a backpack filled with cleaning items so we can sanitize the entire Airbnb we’re staying at, to packing a days worth of food in the cooler so we didn’t have to go in anywhere except to stop for gas and bathroom, and even that with a list of its own virus protocols because I’m paranoid!! Unfortunately we’ve had to really shorten the trip because Ron’s work has blown up (not typical for this time of the year) and he has to get back.I mean the increased workload is a good problem, but still. We visited with several friends in upstate NY and now we’re on the road To New Hampshire to stay with his sister and husband. Ron’s brother who lives in Maine will travel down to visit too, which is extra exciting because Ron hasn’t seen him in years!!!! All Covid protocols in place, all of us with negative tests. The plan from there is to head to Maryland for an overnight there and a visit with friends and then Kentucky for another visit, a meal, a drink, whatever! Then head home. An interesting development to our travel these days has been what I’ve started thinking of as the “Covid passport”....a negative Virus test!! I’m always very up front about Covid protocols because it’s just too dangerous to be otherwise. The reason we’re staying with Ron’s sis and husband is that we got tested they also got a test, and we all agreed that’s the only way everyone would feel comfortable!! And Ron’s brother is coming to visit also with a negative test result in hand!! While it’s not foolproof of course, it’s at least a good indication that these folks are taking the virus seriously and indicates decent virus prevention management. There are travel restrictions in various places we’re visiting or traveling through, but it’s only seriously monitored in airports. Still, it’s possible we could be pulled over because we have TN tags, but the various state websites I visited indicated that a recent negative virus test plus “just passing through” would solve any potential problems for us. Here’s a collage photo of a lovely outside dining place we went for lunch while we were in Syracuse .