Two Mile Walk at El Dorado Nature Center

I visited El Dorado Nature Center a few days ago for a change of pace from walks in my neighborhood. Located next to a freeway in the city of Long Beach, I have to say, you wouldn’t really know the freeway was there. A hum of traffic is constant in the background, but the noise is fairly easy to ignore.

With a few trails to choose from, I picked the longest, the 2-mile trail, and set off. Admittedly, the walk wasn’t as relaxing as previous visits. It was more crowded than I’d ever seen… obviously others are also getting tired of staying home. In spite of Nature Center face-masked employees being posted throughout to enforce the face mask requirement, the majority of guests removed their masks once out of eyesight. It was therefore stressful trying to stay clear of those people. For fellow bloggers who are lucky to live in low population areas, it may be difficult to imagine the worries we have of the Coronavirus here in Southern California. In the Orange and Los Angeles County areas, the infection, hospitalization and death numbers have been steadily climbing. Being in the high risk category myself, I’ve been avoiding people since March. I order my groceries online for curbside pickup, I don’t go to restaurants, or any other shops, and have only visited with family a handful of times, outdoors, with face masks and social distancing. Yes, I’m sick of it, but I’d be sicker if I caught the virus. So….

I hope my readers are staying healthy and safe. Best wishes to all. ~SueBee

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2 Comments on “Two Mile Walk at El Dorado Nature Center”

  1. Aug 07, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

    The refusal to wear face masks is very odd.

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