What have you done to your MKT this week???

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Ok, we now have a B17 and 3or 4 more smaller aircraft added to our fly in a couple of weeks. I don't want to make people stand up to eat so how do we sit them in the Covid era without spending all of our time disenfecting after each person finishes eating????? I am thinking of getting some a roll of butcher paper and handing a generous piece to each person to use as a place mat to eat on. No contact with the table!
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Thursday I took the MKT to a friends house for a planning meeting for an annual trip we all take (there are normally 40-50 of us on the trip) Due to some of the restrictions we scaled back the event and came up with plans for meal prep and serving. None of them had seen the MKT and were blown away (previously we struggled to cook for 40-50 on a small stove in a cabin that had two burners and one small oven LOL). It was well received and we cooked pizzas in the oven for our meal. It was a lot of fun (sorry I forgot to take pictures).
 

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I don't want to make people stand up to eat so how do we sit them in the Covid era without spending all of our time disenfecting after each person finishes eating????? I am thinking of getting some a roll of butcher paper and handing a generous piece to each person to use as a place mat to eat on. No contact with the table!
James
That soundfs brilliant!

It's how crab feasts were handled in Maryland over this way (way before Covid crashed the party).
 
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Ok, we now have a B17 and 3or 4 more smaller aircraft added to our fly in a couple of weeks. I don't want to make people stand up to eat so how do we sit them in the Covid era without spending all of our time disenfecting after each person finishes eating????? I am thinking of getting some a roll of butcher paper and handing a generous piece to each person to use as a place mat to eat on. No contact with the table!
James
The paper is a good start, but I assume this is in Arkansas from your location. The states guidance isn’t obvious from the website (edit: found it, in a Directives) and this was taken from their restaurant flyer, but I think you’ll have more challenges than what you think. I own two restaurants in Denver and it’s brutal. We’ve seen others do paper, and everything disposable, but it still doesn’t take away the need to sanitize everything when a person leaves, and it’s not just the table, it’s where they sat as well. We can’t have any self seating without our staff assuring the table has been sanitized. Unfortunately there is still limits to groups which in Arkansas is 10, and probably a total of a restaurant capacity which Is 33%) Those groups of tables will need to be distanced 10 feet for 6 foot spacing. You’ll need lots of gloves, and you cant allow “self service” items or even condiments out where multiple people can touch them, without throwing them away. Now this is guidance for restaurant, which you’re not, so even if you don’t get a visit from the health department, the worse they’ll do is ask you to stop. But news and social media is probably more damaging to the museum if this were to go sideways. If you try to ask permission you’ll be more locked into the guidance.

What sucks about this, is that you’re volunteering the MKT for good purposes, for probably no financial gain, at the benefit of the museum, but right now the COVID stuff is hyper sensitive.

Sanitizer is cheap, but still a cost. Get some in a spray bottle and just have someone in charge of the seating area cleaning detail.

Sorry to put a bit of a wet blanket on this, but I’ve been living this since March. DO have fun with the MKT and the planes, but don’t get yourself or the museum in trouble. It just takes following some more rules for now.




 
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It will pass, but will we be around to see it? That's the real question!
Here's what's helping me cope:

- My mother was a French war bride after WWII, she lived in Paris through (4) years of German Occupation

She didn't like talking about it, but she got through it, and I saw her happy years (after having lived through that nightmare).

So that's carrying me now. But I'll need a Plan B if this goes beyond (4) years...
 

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what'd i do? put the extras up for sale:

 

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Over the weekend, I set up the MKT at Kennedy Meadows to feed 30 of my buddies from college. We have been spending a weekend up here now for 24 years. Covid kept our numbers down as usually we have around 50 of us. Dinner Friday was tri tip, baked potato's, pasta salad and corn on the cob. Breakfast was eggs, bacon, country potato's, and French toast casserole. Saturday dinner was enchiladas, tacos, beans and rice. It was amazing to whip all that up and feed everyone. Most of my friends had no clue about the MKT (we had it set up before they all arrived) and were amazed. Lots of fun, and easy to get people to help clean up as they all wanted to see it. Next year it may be different.
 

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Over the weekend, I set up the MKT at Kennedy Meadows Dinner Friday was tri tip, baked potato's, pasta salad and corn on the cob. Breakfast was eggs, bacon, country potato's, and French toast casserole.
You'll be the talk of that crowd forever!

"Country Potatoes" sounds mighty good, so please share how you make them, chop some onion in there with them and fry?
 
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