As I write these words our country, no our world is gripped in the coronavirus pandemic. And it has changed our daily way of life like no other event in my lifetime has.
9/11 was truly horrible for those of us living here in the New York metro area. And, as an owner of a travel agency we shuttered our business essentially for three months, People didn’t have the confidence in traveling through the balance of 2001. It wasn’t until January 2002 that people began to travel again.
But everything else pretty much stayed the same. Restaurants were open; malls were a refuge to visit and shop a little. Baseball season was in full swing and we looked forward to the new football season.
This coronavirus outbreak is different. Pretty much everything, as we all know, is shut down. When the casinos of Las Vegas shut down, we all know it’s not good. The casino powers that be NEVER close the casinos. And the schools; they’re pretty much closed all over the country.
I could go on, but we are all living this reality. Make sure we social distance. WASH YOUR HANDS! Stay at home if you don’t have to go out. If you’re over 65 and/or have a compromised immune system take extra care. By now, we all know the rules.
But as I said. THIS TOO SHALL PASS. We might not see the end of the tunnel this minute, but I am confident that this crisis shall pass.
We will travel again. We will visit our out of town family and friends. We will reestablish our VEGAS VOYAGERS Bus to the Boat trips. We will hold VEGAS VOYAGER TRAVEL CLUB meetings In fact, we are already working on trips for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.
I am an optimistic person by nature. As many of you who read this column know, I went through an open heart surgery procedure back in June. It was scary; I was scared; but I was also confident that I would come through and be back 100%. And I am. Today April 2020, I feel great.
That’s just how I feel about this coronavirus attack. I am confident we will beat this scourge. We Americans have the capacity to beat any foe and we will. Let’s just do the things our government leaders are asking of us. Let’s face this task together and united, and certainly by the summer we will defeat this enemy. Happy adventures to all and most importantly be well and healthy.