The Bluemoonistic Team lives in Abingdon VA. During this Pandemic we stayed home like everyone else, but as Phase 3 allowed some openings we decided to start trying to take Day Trips in our region of Southwest Virginia. A “Staycation” using our own home as our base camp! We wanted see what tourism is like in our region today! We decided to check out the challenges and changes and report back to all those wanting to safely begin to travel locally! Our first adventure took us to Natural Tunnel State Park! Doing our due diligence online we saw encouraging warnings “face coverings are required at all park facilities” and the park is now open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays!
Our time at the tunnel was spent exploring the area and checking out the views! It is a wonder to behold! Most folks were very courteous and made sure that everyone had their time at the best locations while social distancing. However, we have to note that one large family group of 10 people disregarded all safety precautions. We stayed away from them and waited them out! Just plan on being patient to keep yourself safe! We wore our masks even though we were outdoors whenever we were around people. We can all still enjoy our state parks by being courteous and cautious!