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Travelling again....

sunny 75 °F

Having not left Charleston since my return from Vietnam, I took off this weekend to Cleveland Ohio for my nephew's wedding, For those that are wondering what travel is like, here are my thoughts.

I flew up on Southwest. The check-in process was the same except for a lot fewer people in the airport. The interesting thing was TSA in Charleston is upgrading their equipment during the lull. Everyone was wearing masks, and some of the shops were shut down.

The boarding process was smooth. SW boarded 10 people at a time by you usual boarding sequence number. No vent masks or bandanas were allowed and they said no head scarfs, but some had them and the let them board. SW had masks available at the checkin counter at the gate. Children under 2 were not required to have a mask. The plane to BWI was "Covid Full" in that all the window and aisle seats were taken with no middle seats occupied unless by families.

BWI was similar to Charleston - in that there were lots fewer people. All of the food venues were open, most of the shops, and only1 of the two TSA check points.

Arrival in Cleveland was as expected, but at the rental car area (common to all companies) there were very few cars in the lot, Most of the companies had moved their cars to a staging area I guess. My car had a 'clean' sticker on it.

We are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. The room had a Hilton Clean sticker on it and daily housekeeping is done only on request. There was no breakfast available, but they did have some juice and microwave items for sale. Masks were required inside the hotel. Went to a BBQ place for dinner. Limited capacity so we had to wait for about 30 minutes. All were wearing masks unless eating or drinking.

Today we have a scheduled ticket for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You make a reservation for crowd control I am sure. Then this evening the wedding at a local golf club.

Stay safe and wear a mask as we try to return to normal!

Posted by rpickett 06:54 Archived in USA

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