The How of this road trip. In between the, "what an amazing trip!" conversations about this last trip were the "how" questions, mostly about that need that everyone has, the bathroom. For guys, not nearly the challenge the ladies can face. Especially on a road trip through the small towns of the West, in a wheelchair. Being that I planned on camping versus hotels, that raised questions. Here come the National Park Service and National Forest Services of the United States to the rescue. In almost every pull out on every winding road and in almost every access point to a National Forest, there was an accessible bathroom. Big enough for several people to be in even. Bathroom, not shower. But you're camping. Camp towels or wet wipes rock for showers. Just pack them out if you bring them in. So if you're a person with a disability and you haven't taken a road trip solo or otherwise and you want to dip your toe in the water. Find national forests or national parks where you're going. Send off for information from them before you leave. If you need that shower and soft bed versus a tent and a sleeping pad for a night or two plan a hotel stay in the middle. Connect with new people and new places on your journey. Embrace the imperfection, because it will happen. Prepare around it. If you have questions, reach out! I'm always happy to help people enjoy the wilderness. Resources are out there, I can help you find them! #disability #travel
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Meditation is Day 3
(post 1 of 2)
I find meditation easiest in nature. This is why I take day trips to Sedona, find sanctuary at Zion Nat’l Park, etc.
One of my favorite in-town retreats is the Tonto Nat’l Forest, which is home to hundreds of wild horses. It can be hard finding them, but my score is about 99%. I’ve a knack! I have a specific place to see them at a specific time of day, so I’m not sure if that’s a “knack” or just logic.😉
But today, they did something I’d not witnessed before – they all trotted past me in the Mesquite groves, down into the river to play at first, and then eat dinner. I sat down at the river's edge and watched – losing myself and time to their story.
It’s truly meditation, too, because my mind stays in-the-moment, focused solely on one thing. Every where else it’s different – in Zion this past July, my meditation was unique to my brother and I, as he was with me that trip.
But today...it was the horses. I’ve seen this family group so many times now, they feel like home to me. And so there you have it – meditation at home with loved ones, dragonflies abuzz around me, while listening to the river current sputter and flow against the river bank. What could be better on a Friday afternoon?
p.s. There's another horse just 10ft to my right -->, which is why I turn in that direction. It was eating the vegetation by the shoreline.
Day 3: #RescuedByYoga
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