Views of the Neighborhood – Stay at Home Orders Relaxed

Since the governor of Texas relaxed the stay at home orders, I decided to go out into the world and see if folks were leaving their homes to do authorized activities. I hope you enjoy the stroll with me.

Views of the Neighborhood

The first stop Tennis courts. Yup folks on them

Foursome playing there.

Sign at the sand volleyball court. There is no one there. (Who wants to play a volleyball game with just two on a side. In the Olympics maybe.)

No one at the pool.

Five at the skatepark.

Practice green getting play.

Golf players

Snack bar players

This is the drive up food service at the country club.

Practice tee’s getting a workout.

The Greenbelt parking lot is jammed.

The city park has quite a few visitors.

The parking lot at the city park is full.

So I would say it looks like people are out and about. Thanks for coming along.

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  1. The watchword must be ‘proceed with caution’, John. I’m not convinced this thing will give up without a fight. Have a good week and stay safe.

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    1. I’m with you, Keith, in this regard.

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      1. I think we all agree.

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    2. I’m not convinced either, Keith. Caution is the word of the day. Thanks.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Thank you for the update and photos. Our area has opened up, but I still wear a mask when I’m near groups of people. I love, love seeing people out and about, laughing and enjoying life. How miraculous it seems! It is my hope for NYC.

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    1. Happy Mother’s Day, Gwen! ❤

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful Jill. ♥

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    2. Us old folks (speaking for myself of course) should wear masks and be very careful. I have to admit is was nice seeing people out and about. I hope we won’t regret it. Happy Mother’s Day, Gwen.

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  3. Your pools are open already? Brrrrr! It’s nice to see people getting outside. Since the shutdown, our golf course has been busier than ever. Happy Mother’s Day to the Producer! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Mother’s day from the hummers.

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  4. Beautiful facilities. Interesting how each state has approached this situation differently. Although much is politically driven, all of us hope it works out for the best.

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    1. … and if it doesn’t, it’s Obama’s fault.

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      1. Hahaha. Of course. Very comforting to know. 😁

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    2. I guess that is all we can do, Frank. Thanks.

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  5. Your people are out and about, but most at a pretty safe distance from each other. Our community opened the pool back up and I saw way too many there yesterday and more walking up to it. (There was supposed to be a limit of 12 – I guess nobody’s counting.)

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    1. That is going to be a problem, GP. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. I can’t imagine what they’re thinking!!

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      2. I know right?

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  6. Out and about but keeping a distance. Maybe this will work, John. I hope so. I don’t want to see us forced to move backwards.

    We’re still locked down for 10 more days. Then a gradual return to some place we’ve never been.

    Take care & stay well.

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    1. We have had the stay at home for non-essentials extended yet the parks are open. Makes you wonder. Stay well too.

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  7. It’s so nice to see people out and about. I worry that many won’t heed caution.

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    1. Yeah me too, Jennie. That’s why I’m being careful.

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  8. Good to see, John. I hope that’s us soon!

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    1. We are taking it very slowly. Thanks, Barbara.

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  9. We’re still in the ‘stay at home unless you need to go out’ stage. I think. Honestly, I never figured out if the park was closed since there’s no way to block it off. One of our main roads passes through it. Hope things are getting safer for you guys down there.

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    1. We still don’t trust conditions. It looks like others think everything is okay.

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      1. Same here. Especially with some newer reports for New York.

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      2. Very concerning.

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      3. Actually asked a scientist I know about it. Seems it’s something that sets off an immuno-reaction such as difficulty breathing and rashes. Kids are more susceptible here, especially if they have allergies.

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      4. None of us need that.

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      5. Nope. 2020 really has it out for us.

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      6. I would say totally. 😊

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  10. It seems to me that if folks are well enough to play golf and tennis, they’re well. Of course, I don’t know. I didn’t see any masks on those people, but they do seem to be keeping their distance. Crazy times, that’s for sure. Stay safe when you venture out, John!

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    1. Yes, I have a mask with me always. Thank you, Debbie.

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  11. It still looks fairly “good” to me = not too many people around. Here in Fritztown it was horribel: hordes of tourists swarming about, absolutely no social distancing, and barely anybody wearing face masks. I don’t know what is going on in peoples’ minds. I’m worried about the next two weeks’ infection rate, especially as we have been doing so well [so far only three “active” infections].
    I will definitely avoid going downtown, and do my walking outside city limits, or just around the (usually quiet) neighbourhood. And bicycling takes me out into the countryside anyway.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, and stay healthy,
    Pit

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    1. The problem living in a tourist area. I’m hearing Port A is nuts with non-compliance.

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      1. Well, I don’t think it’s only living in a tourist area. It’s the general irresponsibility and stupidity of too many people.

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      2. Who flock to tourest areas.

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  12. Stay safe, John. Unfortunately, there are far too many in positions of power who care far more about reopening the economy than about the lives that will be lost.

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    1. Stay safe as well, John

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  13. It looks like quite a few people are distancing there. I’m being very careful here. I have trouble getting out anyway. Stay well, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Yes, Thank you, Suzanne.

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  14. It is nice that you could get out a bit, John. It all looks very orderly and compliant. We are still in stage 4 lockdown and can only visit public parks between 6am and 9am. I haven’t been as that is an inconvenient time for me and I am worried about being mugged as our crime is skyrocketing.

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    1. Oh dear. The crime increase is not something you. need right now. ☹️

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      1. No, but it is inevitable.

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      2. I guess. Sad though.

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  15. Yes, I am seeing people out and about everywhere. But, I’m also seeing folks keeping their distance from each other, so that’s good. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy Mother’s Day, Jan. Thanks for the visit.

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  16. Very encouraging stroll, dear John! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for coming along.

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  17. I think that is something, golf, that I could actually get into playing right now. Less waiting, more frustration . . sounds good to me.

    Thank you for the eased up stroll . . .

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    1. I think it would be a good thing on a sunny day.

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      1. Indeed it would be

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  18. It looks like a lovely day to be out and about, John. I’m surprised at the packed parking lots… but at the same time I’m not. :/
    Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Yes, I was surprised too.

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  19. Let us hope most heed the “proceed with caution” idea. Just make sure YOU maintain a good distance. We want you sticking around, okay?

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    1. Do not worry. I avoid everyone. Thank you for the concern. 😁

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      1. Good! And hey, I care, yanno?

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      2. I know and I care about you. 😊

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      3. You’re a sweetie, yanno that?

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      4. G’head, it gives you a healthy glow! 😘

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    The next few weeks will be telling. We are just starting too and lots are out enjoying the good weather.

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    1. I’ll bet. Thaks, Denise.

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  21. It’s good to see people out on such a nice day. Looks like we’ll be able to do the same thing by the end of the month.

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    1. It is nice to see folks out and about. Be careful though.

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  22. I am so torn on all this. I hope people stay cautious. But no one can stay cooped up forever. I fear it pushes people into going nutty and taking more risks.

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    1. Let’s hope reason will win out. Thank you, Luanne.

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  23. Nice to see a little bit of “normal” John. We’re still on lock-down until the end of this month. I just don’t want to see a second wave. By the way, I managed a shot of the bougainvillea on my last post. I can’t remember if you saw it already. I decided that anyone should be flattered if I’m snapping a pic of their blooms. 🙂 Have a good Monday.

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    1. I did see them and they were outstanding but for one reason or another I didn’t “like” or comment. It may be I got interrupted. All the flowers were beautiful. Yes, no one should care if you take the photos.

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  24. Open air and sunshine very good – crowded indoors with poor ventilation, very bad.

    Nice to see people out and about.

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    1. You have nailed the good and bad, Greg. It will be interesting to see what shakes out.

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  25. People can’t sit inside anymore… we just have to be careful & follow all recommendations…. but to be locked is too stressful. Hey freedom!

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    1. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose (Janice Joplin and Kris Kristopherson) 😁

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  26. People are sticking their toes in for sure.

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    1. They are. Good way to describe it.

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  27. Our golf course has been getting a fair amount of since it reopened as well. Fresh air and sunlight feel so good!

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Deborah

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  28. You have an enlightened governor. I think at some point people need to be allowed their First Amendment right to weigh the risk, take the proper precautions, and get on with their lives. There is so much we don’t know about this horrible virus but I do think our economy is circling the drain.
    Fresh air and sunshine will help a lot!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle.

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  29. It seems that social distancing is being taken seriously. I think if people would follow the CDC guidelines instead of arguing that wearing a mask and whatever other reasons they have for not following the CDC, we could all be out and about safely.

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    1. I agree, Michelle. Thank youl

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