The couple have rarely ventured out because of the pandemic. Hildreth, who has type 2 diabetes, is at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19. They’ve had groceries delivered and eaten at home.
To stay active, they’ve ridden their bikes in the campground, walked and read books. And, of course, they’ve video chatted with family and friends, and occasionally made short trips to sit outdoors to visit with their grandchildren while masked and socially distanced.
“We were here in a bubble,” Hildreth says. “We took care to limit our exposure.”