An antidote to winter blues - a trip around the world of Natural History at the Booth Museum - birds, butterflies and extinct and exotic creatures. Although it’s a bit of a mind boggling collection of taxidermy - no wonder things went extinct!
Accessibility good for wheelchairs - all one one level if you use the back entrance, a little lift to the loo, and friendly & helpful staff. .
For the longest time our go-to travel lunch while traveling with Dad.
Comprised of long-lasting food, bread rolls, tomatoes, and cheese. These keep for days without refrigeration.
Travelling through Malaysia, Africa, and Australia, we would stop at some convenient spot along the road, usually with a view, and eat lunch made on the tailgate of the vehicle.
Sometimes we’d draw a small crowd, other times so remote we’d have the horizon to ourselves. #travelswithdad#seetheworld#lowkey#offthebeatentrack#livelikealocal
Dad made a new friend today. Was in two minds about opening the door but after a couple of minutes of chatting and an inspection circuit of the room he popped out again and tucked into cashew nuts put on the balcony for him. Not quite brave enough for hand feeding... yet?😊
2 1410 November, 2019
Our hotel room has a view of Wrigley Field, but I’m way more interested in the green roof right outside our window.
Fabulous Fireworks @sussexccc - thankfully the rain held off and the heat packs I draped Dad in kept him cosy. Loved the music with the fireworks although someone had fingers in his ears for the louder bangs!
The only major obstacle to the evening’s enjoyment was the Selbourne Road pavements - badly lit and virtually impassable with a wheelchair. The road surface - which despite traffic on the way in was the less terrifying option- isn’t that much better. Thankfully they had closed the road on the way out... Cricket ground itself fairly easy to navigate but disabled toilet a bit far from the viewing area. .
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - not the most wheelchair friendly viewing of events but we made it and the rain held off and marvelled at the number of amazing cars and other elderly vehicles. I still can’t quite believe the two guys on penny farthing bicycles even contemplated it!
After pushing down Dukes Mound, the length of Madeira Drive and back up Marine Parade I can confirm the state of the pavements for wheelchair users is appalling - not just the camber but the broken up surface...
At least we both got some fresh air and a little bit of sun😊
We found a magical herb garden, and I know my mama was there with us too 🌱
3 1613 October, 2019
He’s not been too chipper for a month or so so travels with Dad mostly of the armchair variety. But we did manage a trip round his favourite store yesterday - Tesco at Holmbush to stock up on essentials - more fat balls and bird seed for the balcony visitors a high priority...
A few pics from our time at @andbeyondphinda While @bc_bushpics was kind enough to give me & my dad creative credit, my dad took all the photos. My role was to just get us out of bed and to the Jeep on time. #TimeOfMyLife ・・・
A relaxed warthog finds loose roots in a burnt section, giraffes caught in some great sunlight and a lilac-breasted roller showing its full beauty. All caught by @carrieasby and her father in another great PM game drive!
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Grandstand view (from a folding chair) of paragliders taking advantage of a breeze from the north at Devils Dyke this afternoon.
We only just managed to make it up there after today’s mini drama - Dad’s reclining armchair was stuck in ejector seat mode. Fault traced to a “how the hell did that happen?!” cut cable with tamper proof connector. Fortunately just enough wire out of the connector to fit a wiring block in. Normal reclined snooze mode and help-me-up ejector mode once again fully functional😊
After and before... after nearly 24 hours on a trolley in the infernal howling screaming whistling bleeping bowels of hell (aka A&E ambiance - staff are lovely) Dad wakes to supper and tranquillity in Lewes Ward on the 10th floor of RSCH. Forgot how lovely the views can be. Looking and feeling a lot better, and weighing almost a stone less than he did yesterday. Phew!
Make sure to turn the sound on for this one! My dad came to visit from Chicago right before the holidays and we hiked the AZT into Cienega Creek and caught the fall color on the cottonwoods. Yes, fall in December, and even later than usual due to the warm fall we've had. We had a great time, he's where I get my wanderlust and love of photography from. We also went south to Whitewater Draw to see the Sandhill Cranes take off at sunrise. This is what 10,000 cranes sound like! It was a frigid 26 degrees when we got out of the car. Worth it.