On Saturday, Melissa, Rhonda and I went on an adventure. (Melissa's in blue above, and Rhonda's in pink.) It was day #3 for Rhonda's TravelScoot, and we wanted to break it in right, so we went to the mall. We started by loading both scoots into the back of my Honda Odyssey, then off we went to Sephora, then the Apple store, lunch at a sidewalk cafe, Pottery Barn, Dillards, and many stops in between. We just about walked Melissa's legs off, I think.
Overwhelmingly, the reaction to our scoots was positive. People smiled and gave us the thumbs up, or chased us down ("stop! stop!") for more information. We wrote travelscoot.com on scraps of paper, and Rhonda even stopped in the middle of the mall to show a grandmother, her daughters and grandson how it worked. By the time I got there she had the older woman (and her oxygen tank!) on the TravelScoot and she was headed off. This is a family that travels, and they want to go to Disney. The daughters were impressed by how light the scooter is, and the teenage grandson was just itching to try it. In the parking lot we were stopped again where we gave another demo. The only negative reaction I know of was the one Melissa got from one of the janitorial staff, who told her, "I hope you're using that thing to exercise!" This is ironic, given that Melissa is certified in group fitness and water aerobics, and teaches very popular classes. (See more at http://www.sizepositive.com/.)
After the mall we headed to Bed, Bath and Beyond. We were barely in the store before a woman ran after us to get more information. She has a sister who would benefit enormously from a TravelScoot. We were also able to talk to her about the exercise classes Melissa teaches, and she said she and her sisters would see us there.
And a great day was had by all!