Anyone actually taking that summer trip?

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to the folks flying, what was your experience from check-in to flight? I am debating flying and am very anxious about possible exposure.
Airports are pretty empty. I've flown the last 2 weekends. To DC and back to Austin the flights were maybe 1/3 full. Southwest isn't allowong middle seats and we had an empty row next to us each way. Cancun flight was more like 50% full and seemed closer to normal but still everyone with a mask on. They will only bring out 1 snack handout and only water for everyone. Very minimal interaction. Honestly feel like a trip to the grocery store is as bad, at least in Texas. My wife is prepared for everything we could need so I at least like to think that we are limiting any possibilty of exposure to the very bare minimum.
 

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to the folks flying, what was your experience from check-in to flight? I am debating flying and am very anxious about possible exposure.
I have been traveling throughout this pandemic for work and I wouldn’t fly for recreational travel if it were me. I’m am currently out in California for a month. I would normally fly my wife and kids out for such a long trip but I just don’t want to put them at risk. Everywhere I go it’s a crap shoot if people wear there mask and act with common sense. Then again it’s been business as usual for me. If I were cooped up for half a year I probably would roll the dice to get out of dodge.
 

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We take day trips to the Cape all the time. Obv, not all the way out (Ptown, etc.). It seems the number of people is down. Not astronomically, but down, nonetheless.
I’ve heard about a number of steps taken by localities to reduce the numbers of people on the beaches. Did you hear about people being turned away from the beach?
 

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Terrible driving on my part resulted in me ripping apart my propeller on Saturday. Boating is done for the foreseeable future unfortunately. And of course it's going to be hot all week. I'm an idiot.

And I hadn't even had a beer yet.

One more instance in my life of rushing kicking my own ass.
 

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This will be the first summer in over 40 years that I will not be spending a long weekend in Saratoga at the track...how sad
 

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just returned to l.a. after a month in montana. yes, there is an indoor mask order and yes there is a nod toward social distancing, but nonetheless there remains a deep sense of normalcy in the treasure state. rafting, rock climbing, fishing, atv-ing - everything we would do on a normal vacation, all without masks. we intend to return for at least the fall semester if our son's school does not open for in-person learning (his school has applied for a state waiver in order to do so)
 

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Did my first out of state travel last weekend, to drive to Syracuse for my twin grandsons birthday party. Took a little while to get used to the new travel ways. I usually stop at a McDonalds haflway and get breakfast and use the facilities. Only the drivethrough was open. Difficult to pee while going through the drivethrough.. Had to make adjustments. Great trip overall.
 

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Southwest still with $87 each way flights to Mexico avail from Houston this week. Grabbed another one for Friday and going to stay in Cozumel or Tulum. Haven't finalized that part yet. Just too good to pass up when I can work from a terrace or rooftop pool staring at the turquoise water instead of my bedroom in the middle of Texas.
 

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In order to travel to MA we need a negative Covid test within three days of arriving. In our part of NC the turnaround for test results is 5-10 days unless you’re admitted to a hospital. Vacation would be nearly over before we had results. So we’re driving to NY where we can get rapid testing without showing symptoms, then on to MA. Added two days to our trip to make this happen ...
 

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Just got back from Cape Cod. Stayed in cottage in Eastham with family and SOs. Looked like Cape was at about 75 to 80 % activity. Cottages where we stayed were all full. Take out was fine for meals. Beaches were nice ( watch for sharks on the Ocean side)
 

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We just did Bear Lake. Solid trip. The beach was surprisingly well social distanced. Stayed at a friend's family's place.
 

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Southwest still with $87 each way flights to Mexico avail from Houston this week. Grabbed another one for Friday and going to stay in Cozumel or Tulum. Haven't finalized that part yet. Just too good to pass up when I can work from a terrace or rooftop pool staring at the turquoise water instead of my bedroom in the middle of Texas.
Ended up in Playa Del Carmen for 4 nights. Mask usage was not great, maybe 50%. Did not feel remotely as safe as in Cancun where it was essentially 100%. Restaurants were maybe following full protocols 50-75% of the time. Not great. Though I guess that's still about as good a job as here.
 

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I’ve done Old Forge, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid this week. The Restaurants/bars that I’ve been to all seem to be trying hard and on top of things as far as following the rules. People have mostly been good. Seen a few dorks wearing the mask below the nose. That actually irks me more than people who don’t wear them at all. I don’t like passive aggressive, sneaky stuff. But most have had them on where they’re supposed to.

All these towns, and the other ones that I’ve driven through, seem to just be jammed with people. No events going on so people are looking for things to do outdoors, and lots of people that own camps can work from there and don’t have to go back and forth between home and camp, I suspect,
 

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