Monday, June 29, 2009

Travel Update

I like to travel, make that I LOVE to travel. I always have 2 or 3 trips in the planning stages, some we eventually take, other not. Of course, we don’t do as much these days since I don’t drive. Bruce has some back problems that limit the number of hours he can drive. Then there is this RA & OA twins to deal with. What a drag those two are!

We are planning to take a 3-day trip next week to Springfield, IL to visit the President Abraham Lincoln Museum and other Lincoln sites there. Springfield, IL is celebrating Lincoln’s bicentennial in a big way. We made a quick stop there a couple of years ago on our way to Chicago. It is just fabulous! There are interactive displays, films about his life and family, and his time in office. I am so looking forward to going again.

I am going to try renting a wheelchair before we leave. That way we’ll have it wherever I need it. I am accepting the fact that I can’t be on my feet more than minutes. The walker is a big help, but not enough now.

Years ago, I came across a neat travel site for people with disabilities. I did a search last night hoping to find a similar site. The very first site I found was “People & Places.” This site is delightful and amusing to browse. The following was taken directly from their website:

People and Places is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization providing year-round, small group travel, vacation, and respite opportunities for persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Each year, small, supervised groups of 6 to 8 vacationers and 2 tour escorts travel on nearly 100 vacations to diverse destinations around the world.

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