Going Places

Cap Rock Trail, rearview
Cap Rock Trail, Joshua Tree National Park

Actively engaging with the world is essential for body and soul. Mine anyway. As someone living with FSH muscular dystrophy, getting out of the house, out of my head and into the world is as life-sustaining as breathing good, fresh air.

Here’s the rub: Mother Nature is a wonderful healer and teacher, but accessibility to her gifts is not always easy for those of us requiring mobility devices. Likewise, entertainment venues and restaurants offer uplifting social interaction but can also be discouraging when having to manipulate obstacle courses to entry.

What’s a woman with a charged and ready to roll red scooter to do? Why broadcast her experiences about accessible travel of course. Get heads turning and minds opening, including my own.

Red Scooter Diaries offers recommendations on accessible indoor and outdoor adventure for people with disabilities, and reflections on the inner journey. May my explorations inspire and grow public awareness of the innumerable benefits of accessible travel for all.

Beep, beep! Here we go.


3 thoughts on “Going Places

  1. Claire and Lou, I came upon this website doing a google search about LA Fitness ADA accessibility and got information about that – and so much more! You are both beautiful and inspiring warm-hearted people and myself and my dear husband/caretaker are similar in these ways. I have found a program that has helped me and many other people living with chronic pain and illness: http://www.ChronicPainAnonymous.org check it out if anyone is ever looking for spiritual support and fellowship.

  2. Hi Lou and Claire,
    My step daughter Betsy and I met you at the Row River Trail this weekend. Your red scooter passed me as I was bike riding!
    As someone myself who struggles with a lifetime of serious health issues, you are a wonderful example of what is possible when life throws us a curb ball.

  3. Claire I love these stories, and your courage. I will follow them always. You are an inspiration!

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