Thanksgiving travel in the USA during Covid-19

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 406 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

So, those of you living in the USA and celebrating Thanksgiving, are you planning on traveling somewhere to celebrate it with friend's and/or family or just stay at home and celebrate with your better half, assuming you have one? Are you traveling a short distance or long distance? Is "The Virus" stopping you from celebrating Thanksgiving the way you usually do?

Being single, I'm traveling to an elderly friend's place about 85 miles away for dinner. Her husband died about 5 years ago and I've been taking care of her when I can ever since. I hate to have her, and myself for that matter, spend Thanksgiving alone.

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1430 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I'm leaving Sunday with a friend from New York City on a 16-day road trip, mostly in Georgia and South Carolina. We're having Thanksgiving dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Kings Bay, Georgia, near St. Marys, where we are spending three nights, including Thanksgiving. The Cracker Barrel appears to be the only dine-in restaurant in the area that will be open during the holiday. I called to check and, yes, they do have turkey on the menu. We're spending much of the time outdoors, such as visiting the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where we have hired a boat and guide to see both the eastern and western portions of the swamp. We're mostly staying in small bed and breakfasts. My friend Barbara and I often travel together since we met five years ago in Papua New Guinea. Sharing costs allows us to do more than if we were to travel individually. Of course, we pretty much share the same interests and we get along well.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Nov-2020, 18:23 GMT by berner256 ]

3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1692 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

The three of us are having our usual Thanksgiving. Unfortunately our youngest daughter won't be able to join us because of virus restrictions, but we haven't always managed to be together every year so it's just one of the off years. We'll do the whole turkey thing though. I'd do the whole dinner even by myself; it's tradition. Fortunately we like leftovers.

4. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 115 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

I'll probably do Door Dash delivery of a turkey dinner since I live alone and my sister who lives nearby does not like turkey much.

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1881 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

In 1995, we started traveling on Thanksgiving. But we are not traveling this year. It will be just Bob and me at home - he will cook a turkey breast.

Our oldest daughter is going to her youngest son's in D.C. (she lives just over the border in MD). Her oldest son is in Vermont and her daughter and grandson are in CT and they don't want to come because if they did they would have to quarantine for 14 days when they returned home.

Our 3rd daughter lives in TX and her son and oldest daughter are coming home from college in VA and TX - her son hopes to have an operation over the break to repair his shoulder. Her youngest is still in HS

Our 2nd daughter Barb has just bought a house in VA about 2 hours from us, and her daughter is coming down from where she is in college in RI - they will also have some friends and my son and DIL are driving down from NJ. Barb's son isn't coming because his wife is expecting in Dec. Barb's daughter also is having an operation over the break, back in Miami where they live.

I think our son's daughter is visiting her fiance's family in Colorado. I am hoping that her brother is coming home for a visit with his wife and 3 kids under 6 in MD.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Nov-2020, 05:54 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]