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We have been trying to keep life as normal as possible even with all the crazy stuff going on but it’s obvious it’s impossible to do.
I still go down to the Pickleball courts in the morning and play a few hours but because of the mass exit from the resort, mainly by Canadians trying to get back across the border, the amount of players has certainly decreased.
And Diane still plays in the Organized Round Robins and we hope that continues but I would not be a bit surprised if that comes to a screeching halt as well, then we will both be restricted to the challenge courts and even though that’s what I prefer, Diane will not like it.
I guess we shouldn’t complain because as of now the courts are still open while almost everything else has been shut down, even the swimming pools. And not just here, I read that it’s happening at resorts all around the country.
Some of you may be thinking that playing Pickleball isn’t living up to the social distancing practices that we are being asked to practice BUT if you think about it Pickleball is pretty darn safe even during times like these.
You see a Pickleball court measures 44ft long and 22ft wide with a net across the middle and a 7ft deep area on each side of the net that is called the none volley zone that is seldom stepped in during most play (we now jokingly call that the Social Distancing zone).
So if you also take into account that it is common practice for players to stay apart just far enough to where if they reach out towards their partner their paddles will just touch, meaning they will most likely be at least 6ft apart almost all of the time it makes it even safer. And we play outdoors in the fresh air.
There, I don’t know if we have justified ourselves to you but we have re-justified it to ourselves LOL!!!!
Don’t get me wrong, we do take this virus seriously, I fact wen Diane goes out and about she has to be tested before she can get back in our safe area LOL!!!
A group of us got together one afternoon for what might have been the last larger gathering of friends for the season and this happened just before this Coronavirus social separation thing went full bore.
We gathered this time to see our friends Carrie & Carl’s new home they purchased here at Palm Creek and of course have a little happy hour.
What a nice place they found and we hope they have many years of enjoyment together.
In our last update we mentioned that we hadn’t made any changes to our summer plans but were a little concerned that our plans took us into Washington State, well after a little thought we did in fact cancel one of our reservations in Washington and still have one reservation in place in Kennewick that for now we plan to keep, but time will tell.
To be honest I think if we hadn’t made so many plans in advance this year around wanting to spend 3 weeks in Yellowstone that we just might hunker down right where we are for another month or two and let things shake out but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I tossed that idea out to Diane but it landed on deaf ears LOL!!! But think about it, the resort we are at will all but empty out April 1st so what better place to be hunkered down. But time will tell, anything can change.