I got home late afternoon after leaving at 8:45AM for a 3+ drive (one-way) to Charlotte, NC. I almost didn’t go! Our weather was terrible, snow/ice/sleet/fog..….fortunately, we pretty much drove out of it into all rain. When I say WE drove out of it....basically that means "the husband" drove out of it. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm totally directionally challenged, I'm lucky I can find my way to Asheville, never mind Charlotte!
Atrium Health held a 2 1/2 day MASS Covid vaccination event at the Panther’s football station, dab smack in downtown Charlotte, NC. Because of an alert friend (thank you Arlene) I snagged an appointment. Traffic was a bit of a drag as you got close, but once parked folks were there to direct you as you began the 10 min. walk to the stadium. Everyone must of taken happy pills….each person, every step of the way was cheereful, helpful and just plain swell. It was kinda like going to Disneyworld with maze after maze to pass through...hummm also like following the yellow brick road but instead, there were blue 6' spacing stickers!! Everyone was social distancing, respectful, & patient....I found that so positive.
Again…happy, happy cheerful volunteers. VERY efficient……I was in and back to our car in less than 45 mins. which includes the 15 min. observation time and the two 10 min. walks from the parking garage. (Though I will admit - not kidding here - to taking photos of what I was passing in case I had trouble finding the car again.) Truly it was so well run, that wasn't necessary. A negative is that it’s a 6 hr. round trip drive. However, I’ll gratefully do again for my 2nd vaccine injection in a month!!
Can't say enough good things about how well this was organized and grateful to get shot #1, though events like these seem to be reducing the number of vaccines available for smaller local counties like mine. Thankfully I was able to make the trip, but so many more elderly don't have that option.....it's such a dilemma for those in charge of getting the vaccine distributed.
AND who did I find in line getting her shot....well yes....it was Chrissy Crisis!!!
Whoo Hoo.....Chrissy and Mary have one down and one to go!!!!