Get Out Worry-Free: Safe Ways to Have Fun and Make Memories During Our Shutdown
With restaurants, stores, and other entertainment venues are slowly starting to open back up on Monday after having been closed during the COVID-19 shutdown here in Florida, Tampa Bay residents might be feeling a little “stir crazy” at home. While we’re all ready to get back out and enjoy our city, we also want to practice caution and protect ourselves and those around us as well. While we can’t enjoy our weekends or evenings out the way we are used to, if you use a little creativity and think outside the box, there are ways to get out and enjoy time with your family (or by yourself) while practicing social distancing and respecting the local rules and regulations.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to create your own list of things to do over the coming days…
- Support Local…from a Distance! Local businesses cherish your support during this time, and while you can’t go enjoy the game at your favorite sports bar, or browse the local boutiques on the weekend, you can still play a part in keeping these businesses open so they’ll be there for you to enjoy when life starts back up again. Many locations are offering online ordering, curbside pickup, or even delivery. Instead of ordering through chains or big box stores, why not enjoy dinner “out” by opting for curbside pickup and then taking home your favorite foods and treats to have along with a fun new movie, or while video chatting with friends and family? The local boutiques that have curbside pickup or delivery options would be a wonderful option when it’s time to shop for Mother’s Day gifts, birthday presents, or even something to lift your own spirits!
- Sightseeing Is Still Allowed. You can still enjoy seeing the sights around town from the safety of your vehicle. If you have young children, consider doing a scavenger hunt of your area. Identify local landmarks, look for native trees, birds, or other wildlife, and throw in a few fun things like “a car with a funny bumper sticker” or “a house with a purple front door” to keep the game challenging and interesting. The prize for finishing the hunt could be a treat to go at your favorite ice cream shop or bakery!
- Make Necessary Errands Enjoyable. We get it. Working from home, doing school at home, eating at home…and pretty much doing EVERYTHING at home has left many of us with little desire to change out of sweats or workout gear. Break out of the slump and challenge yourself to get dressed and put together, and make your errand runs into an activity all their own. Turn on your favorite music in the car, jet through the drive-thru of your nearby coffee shop and take your time by driving the long way home. Even grocery pickups can be more fun if you make it into something new!
Sessums Law Group knows this is a difficult time for everyone, and we are doing our best to make life less stressful in any way possible. For current clients and for those who are considering us for their case, we are offering virtual meetings, consultations by phone, and as many services online as we possibly can, so you can still get the legal help you need without extra worry. Whether in the courtroom or over a digital platform, remember, WE STAND FOR YOU!