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This has been such a weird year in so many ways Back in December my husband and I were starting to talk about our summer vacation for 2020. My husband also loves going to the local community pool in the summer time. They had a big sale on the family passes around the holidays. We never buy our pool passes that early but we couldn’t pass up the deal, especially knowing (at the time) we were going to get one anyway. Normally the only concerns about not being able to use our poll pass is a few summer thunderstorms.

We booked out beach house for the 3rd week of June in Topsail Island back in the end of January. Even at that time we had no idea what was about to happen. I’m a gatherer. I’d normally be stocking up on things we’d need for vacation like sunscreen, dramamine, etc but I didn’t want to this year because we weren’t even sure we’d be able to go.

I know these ramblings sound insignificant with a lot of the worries out there but I have to think there is no normal for anyone right now. My husband and I are both essential workers. My husband is a corrections officer in a state prison and I’m a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in a local hospital. We only go on vacation every other year and we could really use it this year.

Tell me, how has all this stuff with the pandemic changed or altered your plans? I have a $10 Amazon gift card to offer up so you can either get something you need of for your plans or maybe to help with some staycation items.


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  1. I still do go to the beach, but not as much as I used to. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  2. Darlene Owen says

    Yes we had to cancel our trip to Myrtle Beach, plus we had scheduled day trips with our senior group, once a month, that was cancelled also.

  3. chelsea w says

    We had a few camping trips planned, but we had to cancel them.

  4. We were planning on going to the State Fair but that is likely going to be cancelled.

  5. Darlene Carbajal says

    Not really.

  6. Not really because I couldn’t afford to do much anyway.

  7. monique s says

    Yes, I was going to take a trip and have now cancelled it

  8. Shelly Peterson says

    No, not teally. As long as I can go to the lake.

  9. Not really, was going to stay home anyway.

  10. Ann Fantom says

    Yes, we haven’t made any vacation plans yet until we see when things open up again

  11. Jennylyn Gross says

    not much, since we had no plans since my daughter is battling brain cancer again

  12. not really

  13. Sandy Klocinski says

    My sister and I go on an annual “Old Lady Road Trip” in late summer. It’s not likely that will happen this year

  14. Debbi Wellenstein says

    This has altered all of my summer plans! Pretty much everything has been cancelled!

  15. Amber Kolb says

    Yes, all of them pretty much! No corn hole tournaments or festivals or traveling to visit family and friends.

  16. I haven’t made summer plans.

  17. Tracy Robertson says

    It has. I haven’t planned the usual summer getaway, but it’s early in the season yet. It can still happen, but more importantly, I want to do my part to reduce the spread of the virus.

  18. starchelle haynes says

    No not really i do not go out no way

  19. beth shepherd says

    We were not able to do our family vacation but will hopefully do at a later date. Thank you

  20. Susan Smith says

    Yes, we had planned to go on a trip to visit family but have canceled that.

  21. Stevie A. says

    Usually we go to amusement parks, the beach, an aquarium near Philly, the Crayola Experience – not looking good to do any of that this year.

  22. Beth Minyard says

    Yes, I was supposed to have my 20th reunion this year, now it will be a 21st reunion!

  23. Debbie P says

    It has altered almost all of my summer plans.

  24. Hope i win tjis

  25. Susan Christy says

    So disappointed I had to cancel my trip to see The Rolling Stones in concert. I hope they reschedule!!

  26. Victoria Scott says

    We will probably be staying put most of the summer – but still having some backyard fun!

  27. Yes, it has stopped me from doing a lot of outside work.

  28. Lizzie Myers says

    Yes! I was supposed to be celebrating a milestone birthday in FL with my best friend, but our reservation at the beach house was cancelled. Along with that was a trip to Indianapolis and volunteering at a summer camp.

  29. Katie Bellamy says

    Yes! We will be staying home this Summer!

  30. Nope, not changed anything for me…I don’t drive or go places so no, no changes for me.

  31. Hannah Chase says

    I’m earning a MSW degree and my graduation ceremony was in June but it was cancelled because of COVID. I will also be giving birth in August and I want my mom to be in the delivery room, but she won’t be allowed to. I had to cancel my baby shower too.

  32. Lauren Becker says

    It’s definitely changed things. I usually go to a lot of local events in the summer and these have been cancelled for the most part.


  33. Lisa Williams says

    No,everything’s pretty much the same for me.

  34. Melissa Storms says

    Yes, our plans have changed. My husband usually has a huge trade show in Florida in July and my son drive down with him and stay with my father in law. The event was cancelled a month ago.

  35. elizabeth miller says

    Yes, we have had to cancel going to the beach and 6 flags for Memorial Day weekend.

  36. Yes, we had season passes to a nearby amusement park that is currently closed.

  37. Jeanna Massman says

    We usually babysit our grandson in the summer but I’m not sure how much we’ll see him this summer!

  38. Daniel M says

    no, wasn’t going to go anywhere anyways

  39. Cassandra D says

    Yes, vacation travel plans.

  40. Mya Murphy says

    Most definitely.. My God daughter died on 4/30. My summer plans is going to Illinois to pay her respects..

  41. Antoinette M says

    Yes, I will not be taking any trips.

  42. Buddy Garrett says

    We didn’t have any plans.

  43. Not really— I didn’t have much planned for the summer. With that in mind, though, it has affected some late-Spring plans.
    I had tickets for two different shows, both to see my favorite musician. The shows were scheduled for mid-March, and they’ve been rescheduled. While I’m glad that the shows were canceled, I was devastated when I heard the news.
    Also, my sister and her fiancée were set to be married earlier this month. They’ve canceled the wedding, and plans are up in the air. But they’re a very strong and solid pairing, and while I know this must be difficult for them I’m confident that they are going to be quite all right. …I do miss my sister, though. She lives far away, and I haven’t seen her in a long time.

  44. Yes, our travel plans have been cancelled.