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My more attractive, talented partner in marriage and myself were sitting around discussing what today’s social distancing hath wrought. And what to do about it. I had a stack of once-watched DVD’s on the table with Amadeus and Lawrence of Arabia on top — great films notable for their length. We both agreed that, in times of panic, go for the Directors’ Cuts.
But it just didn’t work. Is that all there is? So we arrived at the best (only?) solution for fearless, devil-may-care Americans. Road Trip!
(Cue Willie and “On the Road Again.”)
Off to Western Maryland, down to West Virginia and Winchester, VA (home of Patsy Cline), and back home. About 225 miles, three states, six hours with stops, and many breaths of fresh air.
We traveled through the extraordinary Cumberland Gap — a historic piece of American geography — and spent a lot of time saluting the people of West Virginia, now at the bottom of US states with … well, you know. We saw houses with the wealthy. We saw houses with the poor. We saw strip malls — some of which had people in them — and we saw a lot of Dollar General Stores — all of which had people in them.
So life after the big C-19 doesn’t have to be about visiting your inner couch potato or that $2,000 treadmill, and it doesn’t have to be irresponsible. There’s a world out there. Take advantage of it.Published in