The last trip I took before the world shut down was to the Walt Disney World Resort in early March 2020 for the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Covid-19 was already in the U.S., but reported cases were infinitesimal. I was careful about using hand sanitizer, and I remember doing a few foot bumps instead of handshakes, but there were very few masks being worn, and no one thought we were headed for what some have dubbed the Great Pause.
And when the world paused, so did my family. My wife, Kim, and I formed a Covid bubble with my mother, Mary Lou. We were strict about any other interactions: outside, distanced, often with masks. Everything — yes, everything — that came into the house was sanitized. Not even the groceries were spared.
But I suppose we have followed some recent trends. With the vaccine rollout in the U.S., our confidence has begun to increase. Kim and my…