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#1 klahanie


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:19 PM

Nothing to do with CC this time. Rather, trip planning and concerns and restrictions around the virus that dominates the current news.


Fuel prices are getting  cheaper, yay ! Meanwhile some events are being cancelled or postponed, some sites closed, and we're being told to practice social distancing - you might not want to mix with others, which is often part of the fun of travel.


Will people switch plans from air travel to camping and the CGs be packed? or will folks be staying at home, counting their remaining toilet paper squares.


For us, I'd love to take advantage of the cheaper gas and go on a x country road trip but work unknowns mean we can't make solid plans right now.


Yes, it's still early days with this virus - for those not affected, but spring and summer are coming and some folks have to plan ahead.


Anyone changing or putting plans on hold ? If you are waiting to see, how long will you wait and what will you  be watching for ?

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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:31 PM

We are on hold, but only because of truck issues.  I would say to practice all the hand washing and social distance sort of precautions.


Many schools are closed for approx 3 weeks, so CGs might be full of families getting away.  Who knows what future precautions and restrictions will be in place, but we plan to travel as soon as I am confident with our truck.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:34 PM

I have always avoided people so no changes there for me. My only concern would be crossing US Canadian Boarder and getting stuck on the other side.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:52 PM

Some jurisdictions here are closing spring break plus 2 weeks, so 4 weeks. That seems to be the wait and see period.


K, for sure I'd want to be in my home country. The fed gov here is now recommending all Canuck travellers come home now while they still can. Closures and bans are a possibility. One thing to think about is, if you get sick in a foreign country could you get bumped for treatment because citizens get first priority.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:58 PM

Have a trip to San Antonio TX to visit the daughter on hold. She is over educated, BS cellular biology Sonoma State, MS pharmacology University of the Pacific and Ph.D. microbiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She told us a month ago to get ready. Spooky that want she told us is coming true. 


She is worried we could become sick on the way and there may not a medical care available. Also she was worried when we are there she or her husband could bring something home from work and we could get sick. That is now not a problem as they are working from home. She thinks this will get much worse. 


Stay safe.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:20 PM

We had a Easter trip to northern Spain planed but it has been changed to the fall.

Our daughter who lives in Barcelona just wrote and said they are on a lock down.

She works from home so no worries.


Stay safe out there.We will get through this.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:23 PM

Hi Klahanie


Everything is rightfully upside down just now but I personally have a hankering to head up Island  (Vancouver) sometime later in the summer....do you know of any Canadian governmental sites to watch regarding travel alerts?


Maybe we will transplant for good....been pondering that anyway........ : /


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:25 PM

Work is still going 24/7 so I won't be going soon. Other than talking a good game they haven't actually done anything. One sick person and we'll all get it. 

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:55 PM

David, maybe try this as a portal.


BC Ministry of Health statement where we're at right now with some links within the text, incl the BCCDCC.


More practical DriveBC


and on a lighter note, a bit of a primer, not necessarily or entirely regionally accurate :)



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 03:43 PM

We’ve been working on the MoHo for a summer trip to Glacier>Calgary>Whistler but we’re concerned it may come to Plan B if covid-19 is still an issue. My wife is a teacher and her school is closed until further notice. We decided last night to take a quick trip to Mammoth but...most resorts now closed. And just as the snow was beginning to arrive! ‍

Be safe out there my friends.

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