worships the 2010 Prius like a god
- Aug 26, 2005
- Denver, CO
- It's A HONDA! Clarity Plug In Electric
Right now I'm continuing to wear my N95 mask at work and in public indoor spaces. I have felt better popping into some local stores when needed but I try to not make a habit of going in there without a specific goal in mind, always with my N95, and a max time allotment.
I am planning on going to see some friends later in the month who live on Long Island for a outdoor fully vaccinated meetup in a friend's backyard - I was initially planning on driving, even considering renting a car so I'd have AC, but my friend is like "you should take public transportation, it takes forever to drive through NYC to LI"
For me that's a MegaBus and two train/subway rides each way. With Delta rearing its ugly head, I'm not quite sure I want to do that - driving provides a far greater level of control plus you're breathing your own air lol.
So I would rent a car on Turo. I think it would be less stressful even with traffic because you got tunes and I feel driving is kinda enjoyable.
My advice isn't about Covid though. I don't think with you being vaccinated and being cautious with mask coupled with public transportations low rate of transmission you would be at risk on public transportation.
I don't think that Megabus (even with upper seat front) and two subway transfers is less stress than driving. That's me. I do think you should price out both options and if you choose the most cheep (driving your car) take the difference of what it would be of the most expensive (renting a car/amtrak train?) and spurge that money on something during the trip. Buy everyone dinner get a big bottle of booze or a small bottle of xo cognac buy a big thing of weed for everyone, buy yourself a piece of art... Same goes for if you take public transportation it will go to clearing out the stress.
Again I'm a pessimist on Covid I believe we will see a fall season of infection and increasingly bad variants. However; it's not from people like you, vaccinated and taking precautions.