The long and short answer is we are not traveling at the moment. We are sheltering in place in Las Vegas, NV. We will stay in Las Vegas, as long as our RV Park stays open, until sometime in May. We have been given no notification that our RV Park will close but who knew that two weeks ago that the Las Vegas Strip would be completely closed and those folks would be furloughed or laid off. We are flexible to whatever happens.
Full time RVers are starting to run into issues with traveling. Small towns that are gateways to National Parks like Moab, UT have ordered all RV Parks and campgrounds to close whether they are publicly or privately owned. Due to school and work closures they have been influx of tourists. The small grocery store has no food for the locals. The local community is worried about sick folks due to size of their hospital. The local hospital in the area has 17 beds. I understand it is a resource issue. Keeping the National Parks open in that area – Arches and Canyonland – have created a tension for folks who have been welcomed to the parks due to fees being waived. Parks are a great way to social distance yourself. I can see both sides of the argument. There is a town in Oregon that is having a problem with Spring Breakers. They have created an exemption for campgrounds that state if you have been in place since March 11 and have a long term stay you can continue to stay but new reservations and short term stays must be canceled. This seems a little more full time RV friendly. There will be no perfect solution. Most folks I know are trying their best to shelter in place.
We have received word that Xanterra, the contractor we work for in Yellowstone, will have a delayed opening. We will report sometime in late May. This is why we are choosing to stay in Las Vegas until we need to go to work. We continue to hike at Lake Mead Recreation Area. We go for drives. We have food. We have toilet paper. I know we will get through this together if we do our part to flatten the curve.
How are you doing?