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   Posted 6/1/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
We had a great time.  We visited Vegas where we saw some interesting folks when it became dusk.  It is definitely sin city and not suitable for small children any more.   Hubby did the stratosphere sling shot thingy.  We saw the blue  man group and visited pretend Italy, and pretend Hawaii and some other places.  I nearly ran over someone with my scooter before I figured out how to use it!
Grand Canyon was beautiful.  I used walking sticks for that, even in the parking lot! scool   People gave me funny looks, but doesn't matter, I needed them.  We hiked down a little on the Bright Angel Trail.  Then later we went to Hopi point to see the sunset and walked back in the dark - about 3 kilometers.  The trail was diverted out into the woods for awhile and I was afraid of being eaten by bears, but as you can see, we were not eaten by bears.  I was very very sore, but it was worth it.  In the cafeteria later, we saw a woman who was using a pair of panties for a handkerchief.  That was entertaining.
Then we went to Disneyland.  I used a wheelchair there.  Some lines at Disney are not handicap accessible, so we circumvented the lines and got closer to the front.  That made it a lot easier.    Other than one park attendant that insinuated that I was using a disability to skip to the front of the line, we had a really nice time.  We ate at the Blue Bayou which is the restaurant in the middle of the Pirates ride.  Yummy.
The scooter and wheelchair were a big help.  There were a few rude people who cut in front of me or shut the door on me when I was about to go through, but most people were polite and respectfully helpful.  I got stuck in a crowd at Treasure Island in Vegas and my horn was so quiet, so I just said, beep beep, coming through and people scooted over. 
Now back to reality.  We are going to eat right and walk every night to get in better condition for our next vacation.  Hubby needs to lose at least 70 and I could stand to lose 10 pounds and I need to condition myself so I can walk more without pain.  We started last night.   Can't wait to go again!

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   Posted 6/1/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you had a great time!  This is me rolleyes , green with envy!!  smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 6/1/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   

WOW! You had your little trip planned out huh? I went to see the Crand Canyon when I was little, don't remember much. But what I do remember is Mount Rushmore I saw that to when I was a kid. What an impression that made on me.

I'm glad you are back safe and sound.


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   Posted 6/1/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you had a great time! So glad you got out and about and were brave enough to use a scooter! Sounds like it made all the difference in your fun level. I"m jealous, too. My vacation will be a few weeks on the sunrise side of Michigan... Lake Huron beaches are wonderful but not very exciting... Certainly not like Vegas, the Grand Canyon and DisneyLand! Glad to see you back.
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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks!  We had a lot of fun.

Hara, we were originally going to see Rushmore, but found out it was going to be 30 degrees outside, so changed a diff location.  I have never seen it.  Now we have go, cuz you said.  :-)

Jeannie, I looked at Lake Huron and it looks absolutely beautiful.  Where will you stay?  I felt  a little silly on the scooter at first - especially since it had a big yellow sign attached to the front and I couldn't figure out how to drive it!  Hubby has a funny picture.  It made a big differences. I could not have walked in the grand canyon if I had not used it. 

You all were very instrumental in the decision to use the help and boy am I glad I listened to you!!  turn


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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home, Sue!  I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.  Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.
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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you had a great time.

Thanks for letting us know that vacations can be had and enjoyed when we have fibro. Wheelchairs and scooters are wonderful for having fun.


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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Back, Sue!

Nice to read about your trip, sounds like a fun time.
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