Despite the pandemic, an Ottawa couple spent their winter, heading to New York, Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas and the coastal area-all without leaving home.
Ruth Gallant said at their home near Beacon Hill in the city: “We decided to recreate some of the holidays in the past because we can’t really go on vacation.”
The couple love to travel and came up with the idea of ??a “vacation house” after being forced to cancel their one-month stay in Florida in March last year.
Their trip includes elaborate decorations in the living room and dining room, providing food and drinks to complement each destination.
For example, their maritime holidays include lobster and scallops, while Florida holidays have palm trees and even real sand in the living room.
“Get up every morning, walk into my living room, sit on a beach chair, and step on the beach with your toes and feet. It’s great,” she said.
What happened in las vegas
Their trip to Las Vegas left OJ Gallant almost naked after a tough strip poker game. He said the photo caused a lot of laughter from family and friends.
“It’s all joking,” he said, adding that they want to cheer up those who are struggling with mental health issues.
He said: “I think some people may have more difficulties with this than people accept.”
Ruth Gallant (Ruth Gallant) has battled cancer twice and said that she always strives to enjoy life to the full.
“This has been especially true since the pandemic, because nothing is certain,” she said.
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Relaxation of travel restrictions
Canada has imposed strict travel restrictions throughout the pandemic, but on Wednesday the federal government announced the upcoming changes.
quickly, Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents cross the U.S. border into Canada As long as they test negative for COVID-19, they do not have to self-quarantine for 14 days.
This change does not apply to tourists, but for Canadians like Gallants who are eager to travel, it is a step in the right direction.
They recently purchased an RV that has been in the yard since October.
“So far, the RV has nowhere to go,” Ruth Galant laughed.
The couple plan to visit their family on the road as soon as the maritime restrictions are lifted. Although house holidays are fun and much cheaper, she said there is nothing better than the real thing.
“We usually see our family several times a year, and I haven’t seen my family for a year and a half.”