Straw Ban

Don’t forget the straw…

Don’t forget the straw…

A new friend and I were about to head out for a day of sightseeing.  This was the first time we had ventured out together, so I had to direct her in what to pack. First, into the van she hefted the portable ramp, so that I could get into buildings with one or two steps that made them inaccessible. Second, there were a number of items to pack in my knapsack: a portable urinal for washrooms where the cubicles are too small for a transfer; a metal knife, fork and spoon because the plastic utensils provided at some eateries often break off in my mouth; a roll of paper towels because small restaurant napkins are not absorbent enough; and my supersized raincoat, which covers both me and my wheelchair.