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Painterlaura2's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 12 countries, posted 1,658 pictures and written 52 entries in 3 travel blogs
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Western Canada,
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Member Since
Apr 2, 2010

About Painterlaura2

Retired - Owner Personnel Consulting firm
Favourite music
Songs that have a story, from Country to Classics - Love Celine
Favourite movie
The Sixth Sense, Gone With the Wind, Calendar Girls, Its a Beautiful Mind
Favourite quote
When you get Lemons, make Lemonade
Interests and hobbies
Art, Photography, Bridge, Theatre, Music, Travel
One thing I want to do before I die
Get a photograph published in a major magazine.
Favourite book
Any fast paced historical or mystery novel or books about the places I am visiting.
My friends describe me as
Tenacious, artistic, friendly, sensitive, depends on the situation.
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Two, my first day at University after being out of school for 12 years - scary? The day I opened my business and saw the first deal put together? Thrilling? Many others that come close.
I have travelled since I was in my 20's but have now developed severe arthritis in my knees, along with nerve damage.  Rather than stop travelling I acquired a Pride Go Go Elite Traveler scooter and take it everywhere with me from San Francisco to Alaska and across Europe and South America.  I can walk 50 ft and stand for 20 minutes and use forearm crutches to go a bit further.  I can get off the scooter and move it over a bump or two which makes it possible for me to go places that might be a little tricky for someone permanently in a wheelchair or even a power chair.  I know of people who feel getting a scooter is "giving up" but I think sitting at home is "giving up".   Until the knees (or the bank account) give out, I hope to be able to visit even more countries and learn more about the many different cultures on this globe of ours.  Travel teaches tolerance and respect for others and keeps one from believe that there is only one way to do things.  At least it does that for me.  If anyone wants to know more about how to travel with a Scooter, email me and I will provide whatever information I can.  

Recent Entries by Painterlaura2

  • Today was another full day with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, Basillica of St. John Lateran, the Basilica of Mary Major and St. Peter in Chains Church. There is a little information on each plac...

  • How I travel Since I am travelling with a scooter, I expect there may be people reading this who would like more information on how that works so I have included some information and hope that p...

  • Up early and a fabulous breakfast in the courtyard which unfortunately had a few pesty hornets or yellow jackets or whatever they are called. The servers were putting out traps with sugar water in ...

Travel Blogs by Painterlaura2

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