Back in March, I worried about the seriousness of the lockdowns. Would they ban travel? How would they do that? I was driving back and forth to Salem (about 60 miles south) every week. Would I be required to stay in one place or another?
None of that happened. I was essentially free to go about our lives freely. There was a lot, a lot, less traffic. That was pretty nice. No waiting at the intersection looking to the left and right, waiting for a break in traffic. It was there all the time now. Not that there was anywhere to go. But I could get there without issues.
Now we are in lockdown mode. The air quality is so bad that I don’t want to be out and breathing it. How bad? According to IQair Portland has the worst quality air in the world.
We stay inside where, for the most part, we can breathe without any complications. That is a lockdown.