Our kid has been in virtual school all year. So when vacation weeks rolled around, staying in the house did not seem like a fun option. Weird!
Of course, safe travels are limited in a pandemic. We created a COVID vacation protocol: Find a house rental in a town fewer than four hours from Tampa Bay. The short drives reduced stopping time and also preserved some sanity. (You feel cooped up in a house? Try a car.) We’d stock up on groceries, stay inside, watch movies and play games, maybe venture to some nature. A change of scenery, as good as vacation gets in a pandemic.
Since we didn’t plan on going out much, our focus was on the homes more than the towns. We ended up in a round house on the beach, a cabin in the woods and, lastly, a houseboat. I am happy to report no one got seasick or floated away, but I do have a great idea for a horror novel now.
It’s easy to find unusual stays…