It’s been over five and a bit weeks since the lockdown started and two weeks of self-isolating. With that we felt safe for a weekend trip to Long Island.
The hopes for the weekend were to enjoy some warm weather with a backyard available. In the end, most of Saturday poured with rain keeping us inside. That did though allow for some games of Catan and Gin Rummy (I claim a count of one win for Catan).
The Global Citizen and The WHO “Together at Home” concert on Saturday provided great entertainment and is definitely one of my lockdown highlights. It was streaming globally, although with a few variants to the show – at least in UK and US. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a music festival but it was fun to chat over Whatsapp with Naz about the performances. Sort of felt like being back at a festival..ish!
Some of my highlights were the miming Rolling Stones drumming (below), Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift. Certainly not what I expected to be my highlights. The Keith Urban trio also gave a good laugh.
Sunday did provide a short period where it was warm enough to sit outside and get some reading and relaxing in. It was probably only about an hour and a half, but it was enough for Danielle to get some sunburn and both of us to get top up our vitamin D.
Driving back on Sunday it was surprising to see how much traffic was on the roads. Was it a lot of people visiting families? Out for a drive? What other reasons to see so much traffic? It was curious.
Yesterday, Monday, not self isolating anymore since being back from Long Island, I was able to enjoy a trip to drop my laundry off. Even just a 10 minute walk outside feels like a luxury. Hoping I’ll be able to get a run in at somepoint over the next few days.