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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1415606 views.

From: Judy (DJZMOM)


What a good find to discover a Martha Washington cabinet which hold a sewing machine!  Lucky for you!


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Misha (MISHAMISHA) said...

At the moment, I’m more concerned I think about flying than I am about being around all y’all.

I get that.  Is there a train you can take south and east.  You'd like have to go to LA and transfer to the line going east but possibly?  DJ's scout group went to New Mexico via bus and train to LA from San Jose and then to New Mexico.  Might work for AZ.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Suze (casuzenn) said...

Though I do like the idea of sewing in the rooms with the door open

This is an interesting idea but wouldn't work as well if the room are inside looking to the pool and outside looking to the freeway and streets.  Then on multiple levels.  Just our luck the elevator would go out!




Judy (DJZMOM) said:

if the room are inside looking to the pool and outside looking to the freeway and streets

Some could go in the building, the ones sewing from their room would need to insist on rooms on the inner row, by the pool would be ok too!  I could take a dip every now and then!!

I also thought about a train.  However, the idea is to minimize the amount of time you are in close contact with others, and that would be many more hours on a train than it would be on a plane.  You can only socially distance so far on a common carrier.  Of course, you would be in contact with many more people at the airport and on the plane than would probably be on the train.  So it might be a toss-up.    

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

Is there a train you can take south and east.

Last year I took Amtrak from Albuquerque to Barstow California. The train runs from Chicago to LA. The route we mosty followed was along I40 and the closest we got to Phoenix was a stop in Flagstaff. I guess you would have to take a bus from Flagstaff to go to Phoenix. You and Shelley could drive and pick up Suze along the way.


From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


The problem with taking a train in the Pacific Northwest is that they will convert you from a train to a bus in a heartbeat due to mudslides, so it’s really risky when your goal is to avoid close contact with others.


From: Mishii


JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

thought about a train.

In reality though, do we really think everything will be at the same level in 7 months?

The point of social distancing and the lock down wasn't to avoid everyone catching the virus, it was to flatten the take longer for herd immunity to develop so we didn't overwhelm the medical resources.  Am I misremembering that?

No, I do not think many things will be the same in 7 months as they are today.  In fact, I would not be afraid to fly or ride a train or bus anywhere today, except to areas where there is civil unrest, but that's something totally different.  I think that surely by February everything will be much more relaxed, disease vector-wise.  I have a cruise scheduled for the first week in October, and will need to fly to Orlando to get to the port and back.  If the cruise is not scheduled by the cruise line itself, I will be on it.  If they do cancel it, I will get all my money back and go sometime later.  Either way, I'm okay with it.  I'm really not that worried about what will happen in February, but I think a lot of people are.



From: bornblesse2


The train goes thru Flagstaff!  But there are shuttles that come down to case you want to know!

i think On the trains you can still get a compartment....