« Last post by LazyDaisy on Yesterday at 06:59:20 PM »
If you go on a tour be certain you can physically keep up with the group. Don't show up when you refuse to wear hearing aids, are nearly deaf and continually have to ask everyone "What did she say"? and then be angry when others want to listen to the guide, not repeat everything back to you in a loud voice. Don't show up needing to hold onto someone to steady yourself, unable to go more than 10 steps or if you get tired after 5 minutes of standing. Don't show up if you need to rest every 10 to 15 minutes to "revive" yourself. Don't show up with your tripod cane, unable to walk more than a city block after your recent knee replacement and then get upset when the rest of the group refuses to move at a crawl or miss activities because of your physical limitations. If you are physically limited then go on tours designed for that demographic.I think something along those same lines but not necessarily for the disabled is to just be brutally realistic on what you really can do. If you lead a rather sedentary life back home near sea level and the most physical activity you do on a daily basis is walk a treadmill for 20 minutes in the gym, you are not suddenly going to be able to take a 3 mile trail walk through the mountains at 8,000 feet. If you are at all unsure if you can manage, have your own plan in case you find you can't...is there a way out or back that doesn't involve emergency rescuers or others in the group having to carry you back? If the answer is no, pick an activity you are 100% sure about.
If you are planning on taking a physically active vacation, train for it ahead of time. The second day of a kayaking vacation isn't going to be fun for anyone if you can't lift your arms anymore.