A week and a half ago I got an electric three-wheel scooter that I can take around the neighborhood and beyond. It also folds into our Pontiac Vibe hatch. So it's transferable. Saturday, we drove it to the farmers market. I got the sense that my scooter could make it all away to the market from my house. It's about 1 mile one-way.
So as you can imagine, I will have a good time zipping along in this modern day transporter. There is turtle speed and rabbit speed; I usually turn the dial in between. It's exhaust free.
The scooter is red and black. The external frame is candy apple red, and all the rest, like the removable seat, both baskets, deck, battery case, and handlebars are all black. I keep it in my study when it's not charging in the living room. Last Wednesday at the park I got stuck in the mud. Red, as I decided to call it, got mud on the tires. It's been breaking off in clods in the house. So I took it outside and gave it a good rattling to get all the dried mud out of the tire grooves. Almost good as new!
Red did not come with an owner's manual, but I found one online. It was pretty unprofessional of Home Dimensions not to provide me with the owners manual. Aside from the Walk Aide, the scooter is probably one of the most sophisticated and important equipment I will own, and not to provide the customer with that valuable information? What's the world coming to? I'll drop them an email.
So I got the mobility base covered. Now, I can move on to figuring out what it means to have greater access to places. At the Austin airport, I watched as a woman with a scooter similar to mine, drove it on the plane. She was the very first one to board and showed up later on the scooter in El Paso. I wasn't in the mood to interview her about the transporting process, and I rationalized that I could contact the airlines with any questions. That could have been me, if I'd known.
Friday, I leave for Galveston. Chris has wanted to go there for a while. Only 3 1/2 hours away and 219 miles distance. She really wants to see the historic downtown, and now with my motorized scooter I'll be able to take in more sites than I usually can. It's opened a whole new world for me, full of challenges and adventure.