You all are a good group of people, so I thought I'd post mostly non-horse-related question here.
My parents will be driving down from where they live (small town in North Texas) to see my brother in Houston. They plan on stopping to see us on the way. When they first told me about this a couple of weeks ago, I tried to talk them out of it. When they called to confirm they were coming yesterday, I tried again. No luck. They're planning on having lunch with us and then going to see our horses at the barn.
No one in our household is obviously sick, although I had a weird series of symptoms for several weeks, ending last week. Nothing ever severe and I didn't get tested.
My question is, would it be better for their health for them to come have lunch at our house, in a closed environment, with a small number of people? And our germs? Or would it be better to try to go to a restaurant that has outdoor seating and social distancing? It's either close proximity to people who are probably not sick (us) or social distancing, outside, from a larger group of people in unknown health. My mom is in very poor health, and I doubt she could beat the corona virus if she got it.
I'm also considering maybe setting up a picnic lunch out at the barn, since they're going to be there anyway so it's not like they would be coming into contact with any new germs. The place we'd eat is at least 40 feet away from where anyone would be walking. The problem with that idea is that it will probably be hot and muggy.
Does anyone have any thoughts about what is the best option for lunch with them?
"Saddle fit -- it's a no brainer!"" - random person
Last edited by ACinATX; 05-22-2020 at 01:51 PM.