Fun day sharing our accessibility story As you know, we are always looking for new and interesting things to do that accommodate wheelchairs. Honestly, with the girls, it is a part of our conversation EVERY DAY. Before one weekend ends they are already verifying what plans are in place for the upcoming weekend. To qualify, the place must meet our basic needs. This includes a place to park and unload safely using our lift, ramps if needed and an accessible bathroom. Ticket booth We all learn a lot through travel and experiences. Others can learn by our presence. We first learned of Colebrookdale Railroad a few years ago. We were intrigued that the venue was highlighted as accessible. The seasonal rides make it even more perfect for us. Ways to access the out of doors and nature can be especially difficult to find. The Colebrookdale Railroad , in Boyertown Pa, heads deep into the woods we couldn’t otherwise access. That year we took a fall foliage excursion and made it a Sunday afternoon family event. It was beautiful and gave us a nice easy way to Continue Reading
Archives for October 2019
9 National Parks we visited free with our disability Access passes and where to get yours.
Path through the Rocky Mountain National Park A decade ago we took advantage of the National Parks Free Access program. We were making a family trip "out west" as we called it. There are two ways to get a Free National Park Access Pass: in person at a participating National Park or sending for it by mail. Current Access Card of 2019 First stop: Grand Canyon. Since the Grand Canyon is a participating site that issues the passes, we obtained ours right then and there. You can find a list of the parks that will issue your pass Here. Another option is to mail this application HERE *Note that if you mail your application you must include a $10 fee to cover the processing. The process for the Free Access Pass is relatively simple. First, be sure to bring a photo ID to prove American citizenship or permanent residency. And second, proof of a permanent disability that severely limits life activities. That seems a little vague, but I found a better explanation: Some examples of acceptable documentation include:Statement by a licensed Continue Reading
Is a return trip to Morgan’s Wonderland in our future? The answer may surprise you…
We Made It! Every so often something goes around on social media related to disabilities that gets posted to my page, or we get tagged in, repeatedly. Anyone else ever experience this phenomenon? There are a few videos I know by heart because of this: the track system to move from the bedroom to the couch, a type of harness that attaches to your front so your child gets the sensation of walking, and the ever popular Morgan's Wonderland promotional video. I used to say that I should charge a dollar for each Morgan's Wonderland Facebook tag so our trip would be funded! As it turns out, we did in fact make the trip to the amusement and waterpark. Not only that, but we ended up getting a waiver to fund the overhead tracking for the bedrooms/bathroom. I guess people should keep posting these to my wall after all. HA! (Now, does anyone want to strap a 5 foot young lady onto their front to give them walking practice?? Kidding! kind of...) We planned our trip to San Antonio, Texas with several goals in mind: visit the downtown Riverwalk, the Alamo, eat Tex-Mex, relax and Continue Reading
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