Like a lot of folks my travel came to a screeching halt during the pandemic. After returning home from my last ski trip on March 7, 2020 the only times I left the Memphis area for the remainder of that year were to visit family in Nashville. I’d planned to go skiing at the end of January this year but as COVID rates started increasing and vaccines were not yet a reality I ended up canceling that trip. As a result 2021 will close out without me getting on a plane. I believe this is the first time since the mid-1990s that has happened.
After being double-vaccinated my friend and I met in Nashville in May and took off on a 10-day roadtrip around the Southeastern US. Part of our plan was to use up some of the free night certificates we’d accumulated. It was great to enjoy the warm (but not hot yet!) sunshine, walk on the beach, see some minor-league baseball as well as visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Instead of a flight map of my travels, this year I have a road map:
I’m not usually a fan of road trips but was so glad to get away that the mode of transportation didn’t even matter.
Have a safe and healthy 2022, please get vaccinated (and boosted!) and let’s put this whole miserable pandemic behind us.