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Our Trip to Fredericksburg

Posted October 24, 2018 in Communicators in Action

By Kate Chappell, Blogger

Kate and Dave in Fredericksburg

Last week Dave, my husband, and I went to Fredericksburg which is a little town in the Texas hill country to celebrate his birthday. I was amazed how wheelchair accessible it was compared to 10 years ago. I remember going there with my mom and step-dad, I could only get into couple of restaurants and stores with my wheelchair. This time we had no problems getting into buildings (stores, restaurants) and they had curb cuts on every side walk. We also stopped at wineries along the way and they were all accessible. It was a wonderful trip.

Ironically, a friend of mine texted me while we there asking my opinion on portable ramps. She wants to be able to get into people’s houses. She had been looking on Amazon for portable ramps. I looked at the site as well and compared them to the one Dave has. I couldn’t find the exact same one but I was able to make recommendations on similar ramps. I think it is so cool that “medical equipment” on Amazon, a website everybody uses……

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  • On November 5, 2018, Guest said:

    Hi Kate, I have been to Fredricksberg and enjoyed the little town so much. The little dime store and the wineries were the best. There was also a seed nursery near by and they had planted rows of milkweed to attract and feed the migrating monarch butterflies. Glad so much of the town was accessible to you.