24 hours and I am up up and away!!

Old May 9th, 2001, 01:58 PM
Beth Anderson
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24 hours and I am up up and away!!

Hi all,

I am exactly 24 hours from takeoff. I am accompanying Gina as she researches for her book on disabled access to London...

We will be visiting many sites, most of them with a wheelchair. Should be a very interesting and powerful experience. It will be interesting to see how people treat wheelchair users, and the various challenges involved in navigating one. I have no doubt I will come away from this experience with a great deal of enlightenment and thankfulness for my abled-ness.

I will also be visiting my friends while I am there, I've been over enough times that I have a nice little network going now! They hope to meet up with us at the various places we visit for her research.

One friend invited me to his wedding when I told him of the impending visit - so that should be fun. I know his brother and sister in law who live three miles away from me - I have not seen them since last year, and, it is ironic to think that I will travel 3000 miles to visit with them (of course they will be at the wedding...)

Nancy - I just read your post on visiting a friend overseas, who lives 350 miles away - thought you would find that amusing...!

see you all in about ten days maybe!

Old May 9th, 2001, 02:01 PM
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Wow. That's an interesting and very helpful perspective to take -- I hope you BOTH have a wonderful time.
Old May 9th, 2001, 02:51 PM
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Beth and Gina--- have a great time and please post back, not only details of yout trip from a special perspective, but on the book progress.
Old May 9th, 2001, 03:11 PM
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I hope you and Gina have a great time.
You mentioned that it will be interesting to the response a wheelchair gets,
How is this going to work?
Is Gina taking one?
I thought I read on a previous post of hers, that her father uses a wheelchair.
Just interested.

Havge a blast at the wedding.
I can believe that (going 3000 miles to see neighbors)
One of my closest friends from college lives about 1/4 mile away.
26 yrs later, and families to deal with,
how often do we visit or see each other?
A handful of times a yr, usually at the postoffice or at Town Meeting Day.

Again, you and Gina enjoy yourselves.
Hope the weather is warm, AND sunny.
Old May 10th, 2001, 03:24 AM
Beth Anderson
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and I STILL have not packed yet...

(yes I am that bad...)

Old May 10th, 2001, 03:31 AM
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But have you "practice" packed?? Have a wonderful time Beth -- and bring back some great pictures.
Old May 10th, 2001, 03:47 AM
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Bye Beth!
Hope you are packed now.
Sally, does Beth put her pics on your site?
Could you post the site here or send it to me at the above?
I would love to check it out, but lost the address.
Have fun Beth!
Old May 10th, 2001, 04:56 AM
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Yup, Beth A. has pictures of England, Eire and Italy on the "fodorite" site. It is at:

Just click on "pictures" and voila!
Old May 10th, 2001, 08:31 AM
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Hey Beth and Gina... have a wonderful wonderful trip... can you see my green face?????
Bon Voyage... please have fun!
Old May 10th, 2001, 10:20 AM
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Oh Thank You Sally!!
Now , I have a new site to browse and become addicted to
I tried it through Yahoo, and came up with nothing,
I almost came back here to post my computer ignorance, but decided to try one more time, not through Yahoo.
It worked and it is on favorites now!
Thanks again!
Old May 10th, 2001, 10:33 AM
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Congratulations Beth! Have a great time. We will see you at the Fodorites lunch on the 26th? Monica is is Greece. We'll have alot to talk about.
Old May 10th, 2001, 10:46 AM
Beth Anderson
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Hi all

Happy to report that I am NOW packed, and in 20 mins Gina will be here.

I did have to make a dry cleaning run though...

Nancy, your talk of Korean food made me make a detour to a Korean grocery store near here to pick up some munchies before I headed out... I am chowing down now.


Dawn - I do plan to be there on the 27th. (??) I have a wedding on the 26th - are you sure it is the 26th? I thought it was Sunday? anyway... see you soon I hope!
Old May 19th, 2001, 04:25 PM
Beth Anderson
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I am back! as of a few hours ago...

will post later.

am heading out for a tall one. (beer, although hopefully a tall guy too, ha ha)

no rest for the wicked.

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