Painterlaura2's Traveler Profile
- Retired - Owner Personnel Consulting firm
- Favourite music
- Songs that have a story, from Country to Classics - Love Celine
- Favourite movie
- The Sixth Sense, Gone With the Wind, Calendar Girls, Its a Beautiful Mind
- Favourite quote
- When you get Lemons, make Lemonade
- Interests and hobbies
- Art, Photography, Bridge, Theatre, Music, Travel
- One thing I want to do before I die
- Get a photograph published in a major magazine.
- Favourite book
- Any fast paced historical or mystery novel or books about the places I am visiting.
- My friends describe me as
- Tenacious, artistic, friendly, sensitive, depends on the situation.
- The most amazing moment in my life so far
- Two, my first day at University after being out of school for 12 years - scary? The day I opened my business and saw the first deal put together? Thrilling? Many others that come close.
I have travelled since I was in my 20's but have now developed severe arthritis in my knees, along with nerve damage. Rather than stop travelling I acquired a Pride Go Go Elite Traveler scooter and take it everywhere with me from San Francisco to Alaska and across Europe and South America. I can walk 50 ft and stand for 20 minutes and use forearm crutches to go a bit further. I can get off the scooter and move it over a bump or two which makes it possible for me to go places that might be a little tricky for someone permanently in a wheelchair or even a power chair. I know of people who feel getting a scooter is "giving up" but I think sitting at home is "giving up". Until the knees (or the bank account) give out, I hope to be able to visit even more countries and learn more about the many different cultures on this globe of ours. Travel teaches tolerance and respect for others and keeps one from believe that there is only one way to do things. At least it does that for me. If anyone wants to know more about how to travel with a Scooter, email me and I will provide whatever information I can.