I’m delighted by my friends out there in the world, judging by all of the the comments, posts of support and of course the wonderful filthy lucre I see accruing in the PayPal account, you folks are really pitching in…THANK YOU ALL!
Every dollar is most appreciated, since every dollar brings me that much closer to being able to board my vehicle and just motor off. A late summer’s day like today would be perfect, come to think of it.
Perhaps you’ll indulge me while I blue-sky for a bit….I can see the itinerary in my mind’s eye already:
Maybe hit the Copper Kettle over in Green Hills for a light lunch, they offer the charming Southern traditional meat-and-three style of service along with all the other tasty à la carte dishes you’d expect to find. Today is Wednesday, and that means their featured meat entrée is their coconut chicken, which I’ll gladly attest is fabulous. With some favorite sides like glazed carrots, buttered corn, and perhaps their renowned Jalapeno Cheese Grits to fulfill the ‘-and three,’ you can dine like a king for nine bucks, and the southern hospitality is genuine.
Afterwards, I could head over to the Edwin Warner model flying field for some air time. I’ve got everything needed ready to go right now!
It doesn’t take a big outlay to fly R/C planes these days…all false modesty aside, I am one of the best around for sniffing out outrageously good deals online, especially on eBay. I recently scored an amazing one, courtesy of my mom who insisted on paying for it. It arrived in a box seemingly big enough to ship livestock in, and by the time I got done digging through the contents, I was feeling almost guilty for all the goodies inside, starting with a rather large, ready to fly Curtiss P-40 Warhawk electric 5 channel radio control airplane, two 4-cell lithium polymer batteries to power it, and a nicely built AC-680 battery charger. Just the electronic goodies and batteries exceeded the amount paid, it was like buying them and getting a nifty near-5 foot span warbird gratis (and the shipping cost of that monster box, naturally). It looks to be a good flyer and I suspect it would be something I’d really enjoy!
After a full day’s excitement, after the sun goes down, it’s hard to think of a better place to unwind than the Nashville Flying Saucer Pub. It’s located in the old stone freight building adjoining Nashville’s Union Station, now an upscale hotel since the days of plush public railway transport are long gone except for a few private specialty railroad services.
I spent a lot of time here in my healthy days, throwing darts in the back room or relaxing in the patio area, with members of the friendly and courteous staff always nearby, ready to see to customers’ needs. The Saucer’s famous for its huge selection of beers from around the world, kind of ironic since I’m not much of a beer drinker! The food available was always top notch if you were feeling peckish, and they serve a wonderful concoction known as Hummingbird Water, made from a mixture of hard pear cider and Lindeman’s Belgian framboise ale that was my perennial favorite. This nectar is like a potable confection and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
On the way home, I could make one last stop, park and take the evening air at one of the many public access areas scattered around Percy Priest Lake. The view of the lake on a nice evening is lovely, and best of all, my home’s only a couple of miles from it!
Not a bad day’s outing, wouldn’t you say?
There’s only one catch:
Until this blog’s purpose is fulfilled, until my Honda Element is modified so I can safely use it again and drive it from my powered wheelchair, I can’t do a single one of the above activities.
Apart from the primary goal of avoiding the risk of transferring to and from my power chair…leaving it behind and reliant on my mom to schlep me around in my manual wheelchair at the destination…for the times when I have to go somewhere like a doctor’s appointment, I think of all the times over the last several years when I simply wanted to go out…but couldn’t.
You folks are doing a stellar job, but there’s a long way to go…please don’t quit on me.
Tell your friends and family about this blog if you like it. Everyone’s welcome to enjoy all the fun pics, links and videos while they’re here, and make comments or ask questions at their pleasure. But at the end of the day, it’s your donations that will make the difference and allow me to regain so many of the things in life that multiple sclerosis has robbed me of.
Won’t you take a moment to hit that PayPal button and give a little to the cause? Like I said, every dollar gets me closer to freedom, so I’m truly grateful for every dollar contributed.
Thanks so much!