Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cold Weather TravelScooting

Dean sent this in on February 9th.  I'm a little behind on blog posts!  -- Elizabeth
I have been learning things about living in cold weather. Since I am on a project that keeps me in Omaha (and my wife is in Phoenix) this week it got down to minus 8 degrees F. I learned that lithium batteries have perhaps 1/2 of their power in that cold of weather. My scooter functions wells but the aluminum body 'creaks' as does my own body in the cold weather..ha ha....

Dean, on his experiment of living with a TravelScoot and traveling worldwide

Travelscoot and HOPE!

I received the following email from a blog reader. I hope we hear about MANY future TravelScoot adventures from her.

Thank you so much for making your blog.

I've been getting sicker these last five years- can't really walk anywhere anymore. I used those scooters at walmart and target, but they were heavy, loud and always ran down. I thought- this is mobility? We also live on the third floor of an apartment building- so lugging a 500lb scooter upstairs to charge it wouldn't work. I felt so trapped and alone.

Then I found the travelscoot and then your blog. I see pictures of people having FUN! They're outside! They're not alone! I cried because now I know I can have that too- I can have a life again. I could go for a walk with my Hubby like we used to. I could even go on a cruise! Imagine- me who only leaves the house for two hours a week- a CRUISE!

I'm excited again- to live and get out there! I hope to send you lots of pictures of me outside - spending time with my loved ones again. I might even get to the grocery store on my own!

You've given me a great gift- thank you so very very much.



Race for the Cure TravelScoot Adventure

This is Dave, Rhonda and Mark, who completed the Race for the Cure in Baton Rouge on Saturday. Rhonda said no one even gave her a second thought.

Have you done a similar event on your TravelScoot? Send me a picture (if you have it) and details to and I'll post about it here.