Virtual Tours: My plans to lessen the stress of quarantine. Yours?

Posted by bridgegoddess @bridgegoddess, Mar 18, 2020

Hi I am 81 and have a decent diagnosis of PMR and I am currently on a very high dosage of Prednisone I have a very old degree in Pharmacy , and I am very grateful that my memory is still quite good I do know stress is a function that involves our adrenal glands. I know with the current dosage of Prednisone, I do not want to add any additional impact on my adrenal glands So I needed a plan to deal width the issues of social isolation.
Here is the start of my daily routine:

  • Spend some time just seating in my garden on any warmish day . That is a special escape for me , I can sit in a chair and clean one pot at a day Or Not!
  • Phone a minimum of two friends a day
  • Because as a group we are blessed to know how to use the Internet, I am going to visit one place a day One popped instantly to my mind was Switzerland I am not sure why, but I have driven through there twice I know it us stunning beautiful I will revisit the places I saw and see what I missed. So it is an expensive country to visit , but I will have a free trip.

Tomorrow, I will visit Bali ,which was always on my List , but never got there . I can amuse myself for weeks learning new things and enjoying the trip
I will connect with my family in Denmark in a daily basis , even some I have never met , but know through my DNA testing on Ancestry

I want to hear any new suggestions any one has for not feeling isolated, but in fact knowing that we are doing the best thing possible for all of us to avoid exposure

@macjane

I could have said that what you described sounded just like what I experienced. Where is Crescent Park?

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Macjane. It’s in Rhode Island. I spent many summer days there even when I was in high school. A lot of the high school students had summer jobs there.

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@macjane

I looked it up and is this the one in Rhode Island? My second choice for college was Pembroke – at the time – it was the women's part of Brown. Jane

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Macjane. Yes in Rhode Island. I went to RISD. Down the hill from Brown and even took a few classes at Brown. East side of Providence has many historical houses and buildings.

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@sounder27

Zep. My carousel was in Cresent Park and is an historical carousel. The wood carved horses were really works of art and they had real horse hair tails. They were decoratively painted with gold gilt and some in pastel colors. The horses on the outside rim went up and down on brass poles that looked braided. The music was wonderful and the center of the carousel had hand paintings of beautiful scenes like English gardens and rolling meadows. We always went in summer of course. The park was down by the shore and there was a dinner hall where they served clam cakes and fragrant delicious chowder and water melon.

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@sounder27 Sounds like the carousel I rode on in Pa . The beautiful painted wooden horses colorful decorations . Fond memories

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@sounder27

Zep. My carousel was in Cresent Park and is an historical carousel. The wood carved horses were really works of art and they had real horse hair tails. They were decoratively painted with gold gilt and some in pastel colors. The horses on the outside rim went up and down on brass poles that looked braided. The music was wonderful and the center of the carousel had hand paintings of beautiful scenes like English gardens and rolling meadows. We always went in summer of course. The park was down by the shore and there was a dinner hall where they served clam cakes and fragrant delicious chowder and water melon.

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sounder27 – Thank you so much for that truly wonderful description of a delightful place and time. It carried me away for a few seconds of blissful nostalgia. Carousels forever!

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@sounder27

Bridgegoddess. What a great idea!! Just visiting those places we’ve always wanted to explore reminded me of a wonderful Christmas gift I received when I was young. A stereopticon of sorts … I think it was called a “view master”. You looked into it and inserted slides on a wheel and turned the lever to see new and exciting pictures of other countries and cultures. The view master created a 3D image that made you feel like you were actually there. I spent many enjoyable hours looking at snow capped peaks and waterfalls as well as native Indian reservations of the northwest and meadows of tulips and sunflowers. What wonderful memories that you brought up for me. Thank you

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Yes, @sounder27, Kudos to Bridgegoddess. And hugs to you, Sounder, for taking me back to my childhood and the memories of the many hours enjoyed with my best friend as we viewed slides on my birthday gift of the View Master. That along with a large stuffed giraffe and small tin dollhouse were the favorite gifts and most treasured of my youngest years. Thank You for the memories of those shared times of such innocence and awe.

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@sounder27

Macjane. Yes in Rhode Island. I went to RISD. Down the hill from Brown and even took a few classes at Brown. East side of Providence has many historical houses and buildings.

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@sounder27 This has nothing to do with anything, but my oldest went to RISD too. She’s almost 50 now. Providence was only 30 minutes away as we were on the Connecticut/Rhode Island line. My favorite place is the Cheesecake Factory!:) irene5

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Here are 33 National Park Tours you can take virtually from the comfort of your home:
https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home

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