Getting Out of the House During COVID-19 with a Fun RC Model Hobby

Getting Out of the House During COVID-19 with a Fun RC Model Hobby

For many of us, COVID-19 granted us the opportunity to slow down and remember what’s important. We got a chance to spend much needed time with family members, reorganizing our garages, and reprioritize our lives. However, after months spent adjusting to working from home, helping the kids with get outside with your RC Hobbytheir schoolwork, and Zoom calling our family and friends, it’s only normal to develop a “little bit of cabin fever.”

At Wink's Hobbies in Ithaca, we know the perfect cure for a case of the “COVID Lockdown Blues,” start a new hobby! All you need to do is find a hobby shop in Ithaca. If you drop by Wink's Hobbies, we’ve got one of the widest selections of remote-controlled, radio-controlled RC Models and model kits of any Ithaca hobby shop. Basically, everything you need to get out of the house and have some fun.

Get Fresh Air

COVID has caused many of us to get stuck in a rut. We get a cycle of doing the same activities every day, most likely indoors. People are a lot like plants. Spending time outdoors, and having fun in the sunlight, keeps our spirits up, our minds and bodies feeling their very best. With the weather steadily climbing and summer right around the corner, there are tons more sunny days to enjoy. Grab your remote, and take your RC truck for a spin, and soak up the sunshine.

You can go “off-roading” at your favorite spot, or try a new location at a nearby park, or vacant lot. Don’t be afraid to get creative and hunt for new locations around your block. Robert H Treman State Park is an excellent location for RC model vehicles and boats. There are 9 miles of winding trails, a wooded gorge, a stream-fed pool, near the falls just waiting for you to discover.  

Bond with the Family

Sitting in front of a screen, playing the same video games, or scrolling through your social media is getting old, isn’t it? Before COVID-19, we could at least grab a bite to eat with our family at the usual spot around the corner, watch the newest movie in theaters, or window shop at Ithaca Commons.

The great thing about RC models is that it brings the family together in a uniquely special way. For those of us who were RC fans since we were young, we get a chance to share the love of boats, trucks, planes, and rockets with our own kids. Plus, who doesn’t like a little friendly backyard competition every now and again?

What are you waiting for?

Many of us have been trapped inside so long, we’ve run out of chores on our To-Do lists, and the boredom is really starting to take its toll. RC model hobbyists know how incredible it is to build something and watch soar. Why not visit a hobby shop in Tompkins County and try something new? We can help you pick the best fit, so you can get some fresh air and have a blast.