Sunday, May 24th we went to the beach, which is something we don't do very often because sand and a motorized wheelchair don't mix very well. My sister was visiting from Massachusetts as well as my brother's son and his family from Colorado. So my nephews were having a get together at the beach and we hadn't seen some of them in a very long time, so it was a golden opportunity to get together.
First photo Amanda, Gonzalo and Joseph on the Santa Monica Pier.
We met this family that had the cutest little chihuahua complete with sombrero so I had to take a picture of them!
It started getting cold so Amanda, Joseph and Gonzalo are covered up and watching the beach fun.
We stayed until dark and as we were leaving Amanda and I tried to get a photo of us with the lit up ferris wheel in the background.
Monday, May 25th we went to my brothers house for a family gathering. My nieces and nephews prepared a song entitled, "It's Good to be a Geek" for my nephew who was celebrating his 25th birthday. It was a great time for my brother, sister and me to be together!
Wednesday, May 27th we went to Disneyland with my nephew and his family from Colorado. Here they are around my mother's brick that is between Disneyland and DCA. Amanda was very mindful of her CI and brought a baggie to put it on when we went on Splash Mountain.
Thursday, May 28th, we went to Disney's California Adventure with same nieces and nephews. Here we are WET after having ridden Grizzly River Run. And here are the brave souls getting ready to take off on the Maliboomer. I prefer to stay on the ground and take pictures.
Friday, May 29th we went to Anaheim Convention Center for the annual Abilities Expo. Joseph mentioned to the Permobil people that his right front tire was making a strange clicking noise. They replaced BOTH front tires AT NO CHARGE! We had never seen a wheelchair jack before. It was fascinating!
And tomorrow, Monday, June 1st Amanda is going to Universal Studios with her 8th grade class for the end of the year trip. She wrote a new blog entry about it yesterday. amandakristineconde.blogspot.com
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We had a great week! But we're TIRED!