Monday, September 28, 2015

Getting on the Train in Germany

From Dean, at the Deutsche Bahn in Germany

This is the device they have you drive in and they load you on the train TravelScoot and all. Only a few minutes before train leaves so you need to reserve help. If all fails fellow passengers help. 

This was from a post in our Facebook group, 

Rhonda added a comment that this is similar to what is used on the street cars in New Orleans. 

Seventy stairs and the TravelScoot

From Nancy, in Paris France:

Phew! Took metro again today, hubby carried TS down nearly 70 stairs, while I carefully and slowly walked down w my canes. Long ride out to the fabric markets. Noticed the elevator once we got to the surface via escalators. Gads, what a trek! Nearly unable to buy more fabric. Nearly. Took a taxi back to hotel, TS fit easily into the back without any disassembly. We fly back to RI at noon tomorrow, I've been out and about for an average of 8 or so hours everyday. Cobbles, curve cuts, language, orientation, this deep chest cold, kooky store/restaurant hours, malfunctioning gps devices, and 24/7 with our spouse, and success is ours! See, there's Glenn at the bottom of one of four staircases at Saint Michel!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

An Adventure Right Out My Front Door

I write many posts about folks who are scooting out on adventures all over the globe. Those are wonderful, but sometimes an adventure is right out my front door and down the street. Riding through my neighborhood gives me a feeling of freedom and peace. Because of health issues I'm not driving right now, and it's important to me to be as independent as possible. 

Today my destination was lunch with my girlfriends, and it was an adventure well worth having!

Lifting the TravelScoot at 88!

From Antonio:

I'm an 88 yrs. old guy and can lift my TS easily.

On the Go in Berlin, Germany

From Dean:

Notice the handy footrest.

On the Go in Charleville-Mezieres

From Nancy:

Finally had the courage to take the travelscoot out today at the festival. !!!!! It actually worked BETTER on the cobbles than my go-go! Kids who looked like 6th graders were leaving school while hubby was setting it up (and transferring other scooter to the boot) and the boys were magically drawn to it. No surprise, but fun to watch from the car. It draws males in especially for some reason. Gadgetry? Two lovely older ladies started asking me questions in French, so I did my best to pantomime a demo! Really wowed me with its performance today. And I used the standard seat - but I turned it backwards and for me that really made a difference! Lots of people in wheelchairs here today. The weekend was a total crush of people. Can't believe I'm managing! Hubby deserves lots of credit. He encouraged me to come, and I'm very grateful.

No More Wheelchair for Me!

From Kami:

I just bought myself a Travelscoot Shopper Junior yesterday! I am already hooked and cannot wait for the adventures to begin! I have relied on someone to push me in a manual wheelchair for 20 years since I can't walk long distances due to a congenital heart defect! No more wheelchair for me! And I can even lift it myself in and out of the car!