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    Park to catch the White Sox and Twins play at night Comiskey Park also had plenty of wheelchair parking near the stadium You could either buy a parking ticket at the same time you ordered the baseball tickets or just pay cash when you showed up at the game Comiskey Park was very accessible as you could wheel around the whole stadium However like most new stadiums you won t find wheelchair seating very close to the field It was quite far up You can t beat the older stadiums when it comes to great wheelchair seating Wrigley Field Yankee Stadium Fenway Park and the Oakland Coliseum are still the best stadiums I have ever been to when it comes to wheelchair seating The next day we got up and drove over to the Field Museum of Natural History There were 7 or 8 free parking spaces on the west side of the Field Museum However you had to be there early in the morning to get one of those Otherwise there was a cash lot on the east side of the museum The Field Museum was one of the highlights of Chicago for me I loved it The two highlights of the museum in my opinion were the Ancient Egypt exhibit and Sue the most complete T Rex skeleton ever found Sue is 67 million years and her skeleton is 90 percent complete It was very impressive to look at The Ancient Egypt exhibit was also amazing as 23 mummies were on display some of them unwrapped From there we drove downtown and parked in a parking garage near the Art Institute of Chicago We walked over to Buckingham Fountain and snapped a few pictures before walking down to the Sears Tower There was a huge line of people waiting to go up to the observatory and they announced that it would be a 45 minute wait Not for us though One of the Sears Tower employees saw me and immediately escorted us to the front of the line That s what I love about America wheelchairs hardly ever wait in line for anything I felt a little guilty skipping past 7 or 8 rows of tired people but I sure wasn t complaining The view from the Sears Tower was amazing better than the view from the John Hancock Observatory After the Sears Tower we walked back to the Art Institute They had free admission on Tuesdays For anyone who enjoys art you could probably spend a whole day there as there were 3 buildings with a huge variety of art However us novices were simply interested in taking a stroll through the museum and checking out some of the older art It was really cool to see many famous paintings by artists like Van Gogh Monet Renoir and Picasso At night we went to Second City I had ordered tickets the week before They did not have special wheelchair seating but they did like to know if

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    stadium including stops in the press box a luxury box and the Orioles dugout The entire tour was accessible except for the Oriole dugout which had a couple steps going into it We entered on to the field through a gate behind homeplate and walked along the warning track to the dugout Not surprisingly we weren t allowed on the grass After a quick day and a half trip to Baltimore we made the one hour drive to Washington D C We immediately drove over to Arlington National Cemetary where we took a tour of the cemetary There was a tram that drove throughout the cemetary It made a number of stops near key points of interest such as JFK s grave and the Tomb of the Unknowns Passengers had the option at each stop of getting off and seeing what they wanted to see and then just catching the next tram that came around Not every tram had a wheelchair lift though so we had to wait for the right one to come around again but the wait wasn t bad at all We found Arlington Cemetary to be very interesting and quite worthwhile The next day we set out to see as much of Washington as we could in one day If I had to do it again I would have taken 3 or 4 days instead because there is so much to see We made arrangements with a tour company for a city tour We didn t realize that we were actually going to get our own private tour We had an accessible minibus a driver and a tour guide We just told them everything that we were hoping to see and they drove us around all day and dropped us off at a number of locations It was great Our first stop was the White House which was open to the public from 10 a m til noon While the general public had to have tickets and they entered through the east side of the White House people in wheelchairs did not require tickets and they entered through the Northeast gate since the other entrance was not accessible This was great since we did not have to sit through the unbelievably long line waiting to enter the White House The tour was really cool We entered through the front door and then did a self guided walk through the East Green Blue Red and State Dining rooms Next we went over to the U S Capitol We went inside and saw a disability office there so we inquired and found out that they actually offered special tours of the building for people with disabilities so we waited a few minutes before a guide came out and showed us around for a while He gave us tickets to sit in at the House of Representatives and the Senate which were both in session that day Unfortunately we didn t have time to stick around any longer as

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    many people who stop by the mansion and pose for a picture in front of the steps where he was murdered Next we started to walk north along Ocean Drive when we came across Mike Tyson eating breakfast with some friends at a sidewalk café Of course everyone was staring at him but no one really approached him for autographs or pictures Fortunately they were in the process of paying the bill so as soon as he got up and starting walking down the sidewalk I went up and ask him for a picture He happily obliged and I m thrilled to say that both of my ears are still intact Actually he was incredibly nice and was very approachable We continued north to the Holocaust Memorial which is quite a piece of architecture We were fortunate to arrive at the same time that a group of people were being given a tour of the memorial by an actual Holocaust survivor We listened in for a while as he detailed some of his experiences in a concentration camp Needless to say he had some unbelievable stories to tell After a quick walk through the Lincoln Road Mall street shopping etc we made our way down to the beach The most accessible entrance to the beach is located near the beach patrol station at 10th street This is where the sand is packed down hard enough that going over it in a wheelchair is not difficult Beach wheelchairs are also available at the beach patrol station The beach itself is pretty good for wheelchairs Unfortunately the closer you get to the water the softer the sand gets It would be hard for a wheelchair to get far enough down the sand to see the shore the lower part of the beach slopes down into the shoreline but if you re content to stay a bit farther away from the water it s fine In fact the sand was hard enough at the back that I had no trouble taking a stroll along the beach from 15th street all the way down to 3rd We also made a stop at the Bayside Marketplace There was plenty of accessible parking We were just about to put some money in the meter when a man pointed out to us that payment was not required for people parking in disabled parking spaces Score That leads me to another reminder when renting an accessible van make sure you bring your disabled parking placard from home so you can park in disabled spaces on your trip The rental vans don t come with them Anyway Bayside was pretty cool There was a big marina there and a lot of shopping There are also frequent street performers and nightly events Our final stop before the start of the conference was the Shark Valley Visitor Center one of five visitor centers in Everglades National Park Shark Valley offers a 2 hour tram tour around a 15 mile long road

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    in the vehicle beside the wheelchair I use my crutches to walk to the front door and get transferred into the passenger s seat This is how we travelled for one month to and from Arizona We prebooked hotels found on the internet and with a travel agency After travelling through Washington Oregon and northern Nevada we arrived at our first major destination Bryce Canyon Utah I stayed with my care attendant in an accessible log cabin The bathroom wasn t really wheelchair accessible but the price was reasonable and it was a short drive to local attractions Bryce Canyon is partly wheelchair accessible with plenty of facilities at the park entrance Kodachrome Park has wheelchair pathways twisting and turning around the rock formations We booked a hotel in Flagstaff Arizona so we d be close to the Grand Canyon One of my friends prebooked an accessible 2 hour train ride from nearby Williams to the Grand Canyon The train ride was fun Cowboys sang songs and we were robbed by the Cateract Creek Gang The Grand Canyon was magnificent We spent a couple of hours sightseeing and visiting the tourist centre Washrooms were big but had no grab bars

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