Staycation in St. Louis

With all this craziness going on with the epidemic, I took a staycation this year. Ever since COVID-19 hit, the streets in my neighborhood are unusually empty, so it’s very easy and safe to get around different areas of the neighborhood. Intersections are not as busy.

I live near a university, so one of my staycation spots that I like to drive through is this beautiful park. They have a lot of cool amenities that I get to enjoy. I just sit and chill and do my meditation and enjoy the weather. I actually feel like a human being, since we’re still expected to stay indoors and limited the things we can do.

While driving around my neighborhood, I’ve seen my neighbors, most of the same people I’ve known for a while now. So, it’s cool to see people out and about trying to manage life as normal as possible. I’ve also seen new people and new buildings. With the nice weather we’ve been having in St. Louis, lot of people are doing construction projects.

While I’m seeing the usual folks, I’m also seeing new people. So, while maintaining social distancing, I’m meeting new people almost every day, getting to know everybody and everything. There are quite a few patios that are open. It’s neat to see neighbors and all the local people using these places and supporting local businesses.

One great part about my staycation has been using GrubHub, which allows me to try all sorts of different foods, without ever going into a restaurant. I’ve gotten to taste all kinds of different things from different restaurants that I’ve never been to before.

If there is one thing we can do during all this, it is to try and support local businesses in whatever way we can. Whether it’s ordering takeout through GrubHub or dining “in” with outdoor seating. We’re all trying to enjoy life as normally as possible. Through my simple staycation in Missouri, this is how I’m making the most of things. I hope you’re doing as good or better on your staycation. Remember to maintain social distancing and stay safe!

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.