Local Tourist (March 2021): Vaccines and Fondue

Posted March 31, 2021 by shooting in Cincinnati / 27 Comments

Did this month go by quick for anyone else? Not that I’m complaining…it’s officially Spring and I’m enjoying the days when I can sit outside and read and not freeze (or overheat). It’s the final weekday of the month so that means it’s time for Local Tourist with myself and Dara from Not in Jersey. Go on any local adventures in the past month? Link up with us below!

Local Tourist: March 2021

I haven’t done a whole lot in terms of “local adventures” in the past month. I’m hoping that will change with more outdoor events happening in the near future. However, as part of my mom’s birthday celebration, I did go to The Melting Pot with my mom and sister.

Yes, we actually went and ate at the restaurant (though they still offer items to-go, which I love). All of us were still within 90 days of having Covid, plus we all had gotten out first vaccine at that point, so we felt pretty safe about going. They keep everyone separate, everyone wore a mask that worked there, and we wore our masks anytime we weren’t sitting at the table.


All in all, it was a really great experience, and it was so much fun to be back there. We all kind of adore fondue, and it’s just fun to relax and enjoy the time…we got all four courses so it took us a couple hours!

Speaking of Covid vaccines, I got my second shot on Saturday so by April 10 I will be fully immunized; they say it takes up to two weeks. It’s a big relief, believe me, especially after already getting Covid earlier this year. Obviously I’m still going to be careful and wear a mask when needed (or required), but it’s still a nice feeling. I hope that everyone who wants to get vaccinated can do so soon. I know it’s tough in certain states to get an appointment!

That’s about it for me this month. Maybe April will have a few more stories to share? We shall see!

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27 responses to “Local Tourist (March 2021): Vaccines and Fondue

  1. My province is now rolling out vaccines, so hopefully soon for us. My parents are scheduled for April 2nd, so I’m excited for them. Definitely miss going out and dining in restaurants. So glad you were able to!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. Meg

    Yeah, I made my parents’ vaccination appointments and it was NOT a smooth process. I just kept refreshing at random times until I found them. Hopefully we’ll all be vaccinated by summer.

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  3. Congrats on being fully vaccinated. Did you have any issues? What kind did you get? I’m nervous for som reason getting my shot – just because I had such a bad COVID experience. Dread feeling bad again

    • My parents and MIL all got Moderna and it did cause illness and painfulness, both the first and second doses. A friend of mine also recently got Moderna (she’s in her 30s) and the first dose made her ill as well. She said nothing she couldn’t handle, but she was down and out for a few days.

      I received the Pfizer vaccine on the 20th. I had some soreness in my arm for a few days (not as painful as a tetanus shot) but was otherwise fine. Hoping the second dose isn’t too bad.

      I’d say if you can get Pfizer to do that, I’ve had a lot less friends and family have intense reactions.

      • shooting

        Pretty much all the negative reactions I’ve heard have come from Moderna, so yes, I recommend Pfizer if you can get it!

    • shooting

      Like Krysten said, if you can get Pfizer, I highly recommend it. Nobody in my family really had too bad of a reaction to it. I had some lung pain after the first one but that’s due to my blood clots from last year I’m pretty sure. A couple people in my family had fevers but nothing crazy and not for long. People that have gotten Moderna seem to have a lot worse symptoms/reactions.

  4. Izzy and I went out to eat the other day, although we sat outside. However, we had to go into the restaurant to check in for our reservation. A lot of the restaurants in Wisconsin don’t have any separation, nor do they require masks, because Wisconsin is stupid. However, at this Minnesota restaurant all the tables were separated by dividers – even people at the BAR had dividers between then and strangers! And all the waitstaff had masks on, as well as anyone not sitting down. It was AWESOME.

    I get my second Pfizer dose on the 17th and I can’t wait. And Izzy will be getting his first this weekend! It’s really a relief. My parents have been vaccinated for awhile, as has my MIL, so we’re just waiting on my brother. I honestly can’t believe that my closest people haven’t caught Covid and I finally see an end in sight.

    • shooting

      That’s awesome about the restaurant actually doing their part to keep people separated! And it’s a great feeling knowing people you love are finally getting vaccinated, isn’t it?

  5. March did go really fast. It doesn’t feel like spring here yet. It usually snows until mid-May. I can’t wait until I can eat inside a restaurant again. I’m getting my first shot on Saturday, so I’m getting closer to restaurant nachos.

  6. Mmm a fondue dinner date sounds amazing!! Yum. Yay for getting both vaccines, that is amazing! I am hoping to be eligible to get my first shot soon, I can’t wait!

  7. The Melting Pot… wow, I haven’t been to one in years. I have fond memories because that was one of my first dates with my husband. 🙂 Hooray for being fully vaccinated! I get my second dose tomorrow and I’m so excited.

  8. Jen

    Yay, yay, YAY! I am now fully vaccinated too and this week my husband and oldest son got their first dose. I can’t wait until we all are vaccinated in my family. I have to wait a little for my younger daughters, but it’s coming.

    Happy days!

  9. Happy birthday to mom! You always make me want to bust out the fondu. It’s been too long. Glad to hear a good time was had by all. And, yes. I thought the month flew by.

  10. I don’t know when I am going to be able to get my vaccine. My mom was just able to get her second vaccine this week. Our state is one of the slower ones when it comes to vaccination. We have actually gone out to eat a few times recently. They keep everyone apart and I felt pretty safe. I haven’t been to The Melting Pot yet. It sounds good.

  11. I’m so sooty that you guys Covid earlier this year. I’m glad that you’re feeling better though and even got your first shot. That’s awesome! I won’t be eligible until 4/15 and I am hoping it won’t be too hard to get an appt. I feel like I’m going to still feel weird even after I get the vaccine about being out snd about again. I can’t wait to go to a movie though. I miss them so much.

    Sadly no real local adventures lately. It’s getting warm here though and the days are getting longer so maybe I’ll try and do some driving adventures. Hope you’re able to get out more in April.

  12. Congrats on (almost) being fully vaccinated! That’s got to be an amazing feeling.

    I’m so hopeful that we’re turning a corner and may be able to get some normal back… It’s been so long! Restaurants etc don’t re-open here until mid-may so it’ll probably be late-spring/early-summer before I start getting out again but I’m still excited!

  13. Happy Birthday to your mom! Mmmm, I haven’t been to the Melting Pot in ages but love their food. And huge yay for being fully vaccinated. I get my second shot on April 12th but already feel a huge sense of relief in having gotten the first one.

  14. I’m so glad you were able to get both doses of the vaccine! Here’s to hoping we can get back to some semblance of normal sometime this year! I’ve been trying to do more local travels/hikes though to pass the time (when there is free time, haha).

  15. Yay for getting your second vaccine! I got my first one, and it really has made me feel safer.
    And that’s great that you got to eat out at a restaurant! That’s something I’m really looking forward to here when things are all opened up again here.

  16. San

    So glad you’re getting your second shot tomorrow! What a relief.

    I haven’t been to a Melting Pot in forever…. sounds like fun!

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