May 23, 2021

I Hit the Road

Bryan Travis Hooper

With COVID restrictions loosening up, for better or worse, and with my vaccination well established, I decided it was time to venture out of the quiet spaces of Vermont where I have been for over a year now. So I set up some lunches with family and friends and headed down to Connecticut. Not a huge trip - but a good chance to test my traveling abilities before some longer road trips this summer.

As I left Vermont, I realized that it has been a long time since:

  • I saw a billboard sign. I haven't seen a billboard sign in over a year.
  • I saw a Tesla charging Meriden, CT! The electric revolution is coming.
  • I drove in traffic. I was even cut off!
  • I talked to strangers. This seemed to be a universal issue, as everyone I encountered seemed quite chatty.

It was great to see friends and spend time with people I haven't been able to spend time with. It was nice to see a different part of the earth. And it was nice to drive old familiar streets in Hartford.