Chasing After “Normal!”

Many of my followers have been asking, “Why aren’t you blogging as often as you used to?” Well, the truth is, even though the world is slowly creeping open, it continues to be a slow journey; therefore, our lives have slowed down considerably in synch with the universe!

IMG_9250Are we still workamping? Yes, indeed. We continue to work at Atlantic Oaks Campground in Eastham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The campground is busier than ever, as camping has become a wonderful way to vacation safely with your family. With working more, we are biking, walking, and golfing less, but still find time to exercise. Part of our daily routine has always been the gym, and of course that experience continues to be absent.

Are we still dining out? As you know, one of our favorite things has always been visiting new restaurants and sampling all kinds of cuisine. We’ve become experts at take-out and only recently did we venture out to dine at Van Rensselaers in Wellfleet on their deck. After playing golf earlier on our day off, we experienced a delicious meal and actually discussed that the day was pretty close to what we consider a “normal” summer day. As we feasted on scallops with linguine, feta, roasted red peppers, prosciutto, kalamata olives, basil and garlic for me and scallops, littlenecks, lobster, shrimp, parmesan, garlic and linguine for Bill, we shared how nice it felt to once again enjoy a meal that we didn’t have to prepare!

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Are we playing tourist? Although museums, theaters, and various stores remain closed, we did play tourist when my son, Matt and girlfriend, Nicole, spent several days with us. We hit Provincetown, which is always an adventure, along with Chatham, and several beaches and small towns in between. We were able to sample lobster rolls and local ice cream and of course cocktails along the way! We hope to do the same next week when Bill’s daughter, Cara and husband Peter come up for a few days.

So, we’re still here – just moving at a slower pace than usual. Are we staying in touch with friends? Actually, I believe that we have remained more connected with friends and family through the pandemic, whether it be by email or text, Zoom or FaceTime, or just a quick phone call.

Although our day to day existence may seem slower, time continues to pass quickly – it’s hard to believe it’s almost the middle of July. Maybe we don’t have to chase “normal” after all – maybe we truly are experiencing what has now become “normal” – and it’s not all that bad! Stay safe.

Stay Calm and Travel On!

 


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