My son & I decided to get out of the house today for the first time since his appendectomy a week ago and go for a drive. We didn’t get out of the car, we just drove.
We toddled around Stanley Park, English Bay, Kits, Downtown Vancouver and back home again.
And it felt so good to drive around with the sunroof open & tunes cranked like the olden days (ya know, early March). I forgot how much I love the feeling & freedom driving.
It was great to get out, and it was also very eerie. Everyone is staying at home, which is amazing ... but very strange.
West 4th was a ghost town. Kits beach was quiet.
English Bay had a few people on the beach & seawall but they were sparse & socially distancing (thankfully).
The Lions Gate bridge was DEAD.
And for those that aren’t familiar, the Lions Gate Bridge connects North Vancouver & downtown Vancouver. It usually has line-ups of hundreds of cars on either end of it trying to merge onto the bridge to get to the other side, requiring long wait times all. day. long. Especially on Sundays. But not today, not for a while.
We chatted about how much we take for granted. Connecting with others through real-life laughs & hugs, enjoying a meal with a friend or family member. Face-to-face conversations. The ability to roam about out in public. The certainty of open businesses, restaurants, traffic & cars moving about from A to B. Fresh air. Bike Rides. School. Sunshine. Forests. Our city. Our freedom.
Our drive & the change of scenery gave us extra life today as we were going a little stir crazy in our surgical recovery routine. Yet the realities of what is occurring across the globe also hit home & how we’re going to be in unchartered waters for an unknown amount of time.
And so it is.
Be smart, be kind, be safe & be strong lovelies.
Reach out to others.
We’re all in this together. ♥️💪🏼🌎✨
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