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Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

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Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

So anyway, I have been to and returned from Acapulco, using my motorised wheelchair. Along with a friend, I dragged my disability of quadriplegia screaming and crying (not kicking though due to the whole paralysis thing) through one hundred and ninety million Customs areas, rain, humidity, arguments with airline staff, a canceled flight, a $600 taxi ride that fails to leave me, a near death experience, way too much alcohol, cigarettes (even though I allegedly gave up many years ago) and many other adventures.

All of which I saw as positive and part of the experience that was meant to be. Even when my wheelchair ran out of power.

Adventure 1 (adventures are not in order of journey as I'm not that organised) - also known as 'Um. How Am I Going To Get Off This Plane?'.

The last leg of the flights into Acapulco. This was after a 14 hour flight from Australia to LA, seven hours waiting in LA's grotty little outdated Mexico terminal, and a flight to Mexico City. I was by now a dirty, sweaty, deluded, Red Bull affected woman.

Forgive me if I was flagging in confidence at this point. After asking the staff in Mexico City about access on the plane and realising that a lot more Spanish speaking ability would have helped me, I, along with other confused tourists, were herded outside of the airport into the drizzling gloom.

There we boarded buses. Yes that confused me at least. Had I booked a bus to Acapulco?

No. I had not.

Approximately 1 minutes drive later, the bus stopped and I drove my wheelchair down the ramp. I screeched to a halt. I looked up. I though 'Oh dear. Nothing good can come of this'.....

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT;)

Edited: 01 March 2010, 09:29
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1. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

I am all ears, I mean Eyes cant wait. I admire your courage.

Acapulco!!
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2. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

Blue,

So glad you came back to report to us the good, the bad and the ugly!!!

I'll be waiting for the next continuing report!!!!!!

Acasun..............

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3. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

I suspect that this may be the trip report to top all trip reports. Looking forward to the next installment!

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4. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

OMG, we are all waiting with baited breath for the next installment.

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5. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

Me too, this sounds exciting and I wish I could have met up with you while we were there. I feel I really missed something, by not meeting you! For sure next time? Is there another trip to Acapulco in your future?

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6. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

I'll be back soon:) Thanks for reading everyone.

Look! I updated my profile in the meantime.

Definitely have plans to return to Aca and it would be terrific to catch up with you Joybee:)

Edited: 01 March 2010, 23:35
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7. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

Blue

You are certainly amazing and as hank stated I admire your courage I can't wait to hear more especially the better times for you.

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8. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

Love your new profile! Thanks!!!

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9. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

I was betting on you! Love to hear more.

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10. Re: Have wheelchair. Visited Acapulco. Did not die.

You go Blue, what an amazing person you are! Love to hear more.