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trip to the movies yesterday went well as far as the scooter issues were concerned.
It poured rain, however!
At one point after the movie, we were outside and decided to head back inside because of lowering skies! Well, we didn't make it before the sky opened up.
I dashed up the steps to the overhang near the mall's doors. Mr. AOW was zooming up the ramp.
I heard a loud expletive emanate from the direction of the handicapped ramp.
In haste to get inside from the pouring rain, Mr. AOW had hit his left knee on the ramp's railing and had knocked his leg off the scooter!
The gathering crowd under the overhang looked on in horror.
Fortunately, another fellow making the mad dash helped Mr. AOW, so I didn't get totally soaked. Mr. AOW did, however; and when he gets cold, he has trouble with spasticity.
We got dried off inside by using a fistful of napkins that I grabbed at the food court and stayed inside the mall for a while. We waited out the storm by visiting the book store (new joke books for Mr. AOW) and a restaurant (T.G.I. Friday's).
When we got ready to leave, it started to rain. AGAIN!
This time, I managed to get the scooter loaded into the Crown Vic's trunk by breaking the law (using the handicapped placard, so nobody got ticked off): I pulled the Crown Vic into an opposite-direction lane with an adjacent shelter that I could use to disassemble the scooter once Mr. AOW was in the car.
We learned from our first scooter-Crown Vic outing that Mr. AOW can indeed manage "on the road." A destination further away is totally doable!