After many months of pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions, where did people choose to go when they were able to start traveling again? Who did they see? And what was it like to be out in the world again?
We asked Journal readers to tell us about their experiences. Here’s a sampling.
Our family of four adapted quite easily to Covid-19, despite 14 months of lockdown. Without the social distractions of school, our two teenage daughters thrived with remote Zoom learning, taking a heavy workload of college and high-school classes. But Covid-19 spanned two “grueling” Minnesota winters. By the end of a Minnesota winter, every resident’s thoughts dwell on fleeing the state.
In May, we joined a stampede out of Minnesota, following a thunderous herd of friends to Las Vegas and Zion National Park. We rewarded our daughters for their hard work and impressive grades with their own penthouse-like room at the Four Seasons hotel. Every teenage girl wants to be spoiled. Las Vegas and the Four Seasons pampered them to ruin. Like a spring thaw, the scenic drive to Zion dispelled every thought of harsh winter, leaving just joy. It turned into fairyland magic as we crossed into southern Utah, through meandering strata of rust-colored sandstone formations of the eroded Colorado Plateau. The park seemed surreal even by Disney/Universal Studio standards. We returned home, happy and willing to endure Covid-19 and another Minnesota winter.
Thomas Fix, Stillwater, Minn.