As of 6:30 this evening Taylor and I arrived back in DC! We have been on the road traveling for a solid week and a half.
From DC –> California –> Arkansas –> Back to DC (woofta)
We had to do an emergency laundry trip halfway through our excursions to freshen up some of the essentials. With us traveling so much lately, I have been trying to work out on the road and no one wants sweaty, old gym clothes festering for a week and a half. Overall, I would say we have become pretty good travelers. Taylor and I have a system down pat at the airport. We have certain way we pack and arrange the luggage so everything is easily assessable while on the road. We have a packing list we never veer too far from. And we have learned to adjust to our surroundings (which is extremely vital for our situation).
Although we are getting quite good at traveling it is always nice to have some R&R, be in the same spot for more than a few days, and preferably not live out of a suitcase. We are back in DC!!
Traveling not only puts wear and tear on the body; it puts wear and tear on Taylor’s new body parts. A few days into our trip, the charging port on Taylor’s leg popped out and this is how we have been charging it.
When morning comes and Taylor needs to put on his legs and walk around, I gently put the dangling charging port back in its spot. Being careful as to not push it in too far. If it was pushed in too far the charging port would fall into the leg, making in impossible to connect the wall charger. Unfortunately, the day we were leaving California one of the other wounded warriors say that Taylor’s charging port was dangling. Trying to be nice, he picked up and shoved it INTO the leg! NOOOOOO!!!! Without being able to charge the legs, the rest of the trip would be extremely hard, especially since we didn’t bring the wheelchair and we were still going to be gone in Arkansas for 4 days. I had to use my “Macguiver” skills to take apart the leg and fish out the charging port with a spare magnet we had laying around. I wouldn’t say I fixed it but it got us through the trip! Back to the hospital for a legitimate fix to this issue!