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Road Trip: 5 Things You Need/Must Do For A Pandemic Road Trip

Kerwin McKenzieRoad Trip

Can’t Fly? How About A Road Trip? Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado

A friend and I took a road trip to Denver last week. We had a little over 1,000 miles to go and took just over 15 hours to do it.

We ended up driving through local roads and avoiding states like New Mexico as it had a 14-day quarantine for visitors. I ensured that I checked the restrictions for the states we were traversing and that of Colorado to ensure that we were good with any local laws and restrictions. This actually took quite a while to do.

I suggest going to the websites for each of the states and they will have a page on travel restrictions. Some states make it easier to find than others.

Planning The Route

Google Maps was useful for driving directions, except that for some reason mine was set to “avoid highways” so we went the scenic route, which was actually worth it and was a quicker route than the highways. Plus it had us avoiding populated areas so we avoided congestion.

As its beautiful country, I thought I’d share some photos of the journey with you, but first here are some steps we took due to the current pandemic.

Food

We made sandwiches and bought snacks before we left home. In addition, we had water and juices to keep hydrated.

Protective Equipment

We had face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes and paper towels and a trash bag or two.

Road Trip - Protective Equipment

Gas

We stopped for gas four times, each time using gloves, disinfectant wipes as well as hand sanitizer.

Restrooms

We used restrooms as needed and ensure not to touch any surfaces. masks were required at every place we stopped and we had gloves, disinfectant wipes and face masks and hand sanitizer at the ready. Some restrooms were nicer than others.

Photos From The Journey

 

Somewhere in Texas, USA

Roadway somewhere in Texas

Roadway somewhere in Texas

 

Clarendon, Texas

Clarendon, Texas

Clarendon, Texas

 

Train in Claude, Texas

Train in Claude, Texas

Train in Claude, Texas

 

Wind Farm in McCamey, Texas

This was one of many wind farms seen along the way.

McCamey, Texas wind farm

McCamey, Texas wind farm

 

Texas markers. There are many in Texas showing the history of the state

Texas Marker - Canadian River Breaks, Texas

Texas Marker – Canadian River Breaks, Texas

 

Welcome To Oklahoma

Welcome to Oklahoma

Welcome to Oklahoma

 

Crop Duster in Boise City, OK

 

Crop Duster in Boise City, OK

Crop Duster in Boise City, OK

 

Welcome to Colorado

Welcome to Colorado

Welcome to Colorado

 

Freight Train in Campo, Colorado

Freight Train in Campo, Colorado

Freight Train in Campo, Colorado

 

Springfield, Colorado

Springfield, Colorado

Springfield, Colorado

 

Storm Brewing in Eads, Colorado

We eventually drove to the right of it all and had high winds and light rain.

Eads, Colorado

Eads, Colorado

Sunset in Hugo, Colorado

Road Trip: Sunset in Hugo, Colorado

Road Trip: Sunset in Hugo, Colorado