Recently we traveled to Dallas, Texas for a conference, and a well-needed vacation. It was a great trip, and while I brought along the camera, I didn’t really record anything until we were heading home. For me it was about the experience, being with people I hadn’t seen in quite awhile, and meeting new people.

Unusual behavior for me, I know. But I’ve encountered yet another health issue, that of a fractured toe. I’m sporting a walking cast and a knee scooter. It makes it hard to balance the camera for steady images. I did however manage to document our trip home, traveling on I-35 between Dallas and Topeka. The resulting video is a little bit of that trip and the interesting things we see while driving around the country. 

I learned interesting lessons in accessibility (or lack thereof) while traveling. Many of the Travel centers have handicapped parking, but the doors don’t have automatic buttons. Makes it hard to get into and out of buildings without that magic button.

Pathways can be bumpy and sidewalks aren’t always smooth. Doorways have those metal humps in them that make it hard to roll a scooter over. I had to resort to picking up the scooter’s front wheels in order to get into and out of buildings.

I felt frustrated having to have someone always help me get into and out of places. It really opened my eyes to how much more we can do to help our friends who are wheel-chair bound 24/7.

 We had a really good time time on the trip. Seeing our Family of Choice lifted my spirits. I returned home recharged and renewed.


the real boot, The boot I wore during our trip to Dallas Texas.