[nagdu] Our trip to the shore
marsha.drenth at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 02:26:23 UTC 2013
Sounds like you all had a great little vacation. it has been absoultely beautiful weather in our area. Although, now completely guide dog related. It would be interesting to hear where you all stayed, how you found the information, on what to do, how to get around and so on. My husband and I live in PA, but the jersy shore is only like an hour away. As we are both blind, we are always looking to do vacations on our own, as independent blind persons. But aren't also up for blazing new trails. If your willing to share, please email me offlist.
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On Sep 22, 2013, at 11:16 AM, "Tracy Carcione" <carcione at access.net> wrote:
> My husband and I just got back from a trip to the Jersey Shore, Cape May, to be exact, way at the other end of Jersey. We hadn't been to the beach in years, and we had a great time. We are both blind, but the Sendero GPS worked well at letting us know where we were and which way to head. That, and asking people for directions. We did a lot of walking, and Ben is glad to be home, getting some rest before I have to go into the office tomorrow.
> At first, Ben seemed to like the beach. We walked along the wet sand, and he kept angling towards the ocean. So I took off my socks and shoes, and Ben's harness, and we went down by the water. I thought that, when he got his feet wet, he'd want to jump back, but he wanted to go into the waves instead. I didn't let him though--they seemed pretty fast and strong to me.
> But, after a day or so, Ben stopped wanting to go to the beach. I'd try to get him to turn into the entrance, and he'd say there was a wall there, and we couldn't possibly go that way. I had to be very stern with him. I don't know if he didn't like the sand on his paws, or if he just thought it was real boring, hanging out on the sand. It wasn't hot, so that wasn't it.
> But we had a great time, and no access problems of any kind.We went shopping in the mall, wandering into shops that sounded or smelled interesting. We were walking past a bar one night after dinner, and heard a fine musician, so stopped to have a beer and listen. We took a trolley tour and a walking tour, or just strolled around, or hung out on the beach.
> Anyway, that was our little vacation adventure.
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