- Ryan Hogue
Things to look forward to 2021
With 2021 upon us it’s time to look forward to a new year full of possibilities. With 2020 being such a unprecedented year for many people that saw many new challenges, I thought a blog focusing on things to look forward to this year would be a good way to get excited about what's to come. So without further adieu let's dive in!
Starting with the most important to me and probably many others is the return of visiting family. Most likely you saw much less of your family this past year if at all. Especially the ones who aren’t local to you. This changed holidays, birthdays, weddings and all types of gatherings. People have missed funerals, births and countless other milestone events this past year and it’s about time we use 2021 to take advantage of that.
With everything that happened and everything that was changed or cancelled or pushed back it’s easy to forget we were set to have the olympics this past summer before they were rescheduled for this July. The olympics will hopefully be a much needed reminder that we are all in this together and we can band together to root on the amazing athletes America puts out there.
NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land on February 18th this year! The will be delivered by a spaceship that will drop a box on the surface containing the rover. The best part is with just a small delay you will be able to watch the rover roll around a dry river valley measuring chemicals in rocks, taking pictures while looking for fossilized microbes.
Travelling and gatherings
Imagine being able to get on a plane or a cruise or even public transportation without the fear of Covid. That's what we should be in store for this year. We can get back to traveling, going to concerts and festivals. Carnivals and other town gatherings will be back. Whether friends or strangers we will finally again feel comfortable being around others.
UEFA Euro championship
Another great sporting event that was taken from us in 2020 is the UEFA Euro Championship. This is the 60th anniversary of the great event and will be featured in 12 countries as opposed to the usual 1. This will be a great way to watch some of the world's best athletes compete in one of the oldest sports.
New Tv shows and Movies
Another fallout of 2020 was numerous delays in production for big time movies and tv shows. In a year where we were stuck inside more than ever it was especially troubling. With casts and writers able to work and travel more readily we can expect a heavy influx of movies and shows coming out in 2021 including a Friends reunion and a prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Super total lunar eclipse
On May 26th we will see the first super total lunar eclipse since January 2019. Make sure you get the exact time as the date draws closer and for 15 minutes the lunar surface will turn a coppery red. The blood moon will be a gorgeous sight so set your calendars and make sure to find a dim lit area for the best view.
Going to the beach
This one will hit close to home, literally, for most of the readers. As members of the eastern shore the beach is part of our lives. Even if you were able to visit the beach this year it was hardly the same experience with so many less people, less stores open and limited hours. This summer we will be able to gather with all our friends and family and get back to the beach where we belong.