Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Willie Nelson concert
Last Saturday night our husbands took us to a Willie Nelson concert at the Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA. I hadn't been to this casino in years and never for a concert. I was amazed at how many people were there on wheels. I saw dozens of scooters and electric and manual wheelchairs. These weren't all elderly people either. It makes me wonder why I don't see more people on wheels in my everyday life. I certainly understand why they were at this casino though. It's easily the most handicap friendly place I've ever been.
I think I rode over acres of carpet and my Leo the L'ion battery handled it beautifully. We were there for 4-5 hours and my motor only overheated once. Rhonda had her smaller l'ion battery (the cub), and it worked beautifully.
The concert was in the Mari Showroom, and it was very size friendly. No matter what size of large you are, there's a place for you to sit comfortably here. The seating on the floor is armless banquet chairs, and in the risers they have theater-style chairs with arms that go completely up. Staff members greeted us as we rolled in, and they gave us special seating (because of our scoots) that was better than what we'd reserved. Alan and Dave rode our scooters off to the side of the room so no one would trip over them. They disconnected the batteries, just to make the scooters less attractive, but next time I think I might take the handlebar bag and lower the handlebars and attach the bag over them, like you do for airline trips.