The End Justifies the Means
Hey, how are ya?!
Before I begin, I want to wish you a happy New Year!
This weekend I am taking my talents to South Beach. My mama and I are flying down to Miami to cheer on our friend Pete Mason who is competing in the 2019 Wodapaloza.
For those who do not know what that event is, it is a CrossFit competition where some of the world’s most elite CrossFit Athletes attend. Around 1,500 athletes competing come from many states across the United States and also over 30 various countries. Pete is a tremendous athlete and will do a great job!
Since the event is in Florida, we will be flying there. To go off of my past blog post on Traveling, things can be tricky, but I am a pro at this stuff by now.
When I travel, I have to plan differently than an able-bodied person. For example, I try to get to the airport an hour before the airport recommends you get there since it takes me awhile to get through TSA.
After I, and my beloved scooter, get AGGRESIVELY patted down by a TSA agent, we go straight to our gate.
TSA agents are just doing their job by patting both me and my scooter down because I can’t walk through the detector, which I understand…but damn. I am not a piece of meat.
At the gate, I always let the airline know that I will need extra time getting on the plane, so they can allow me to board the plane before any of the other flyers get on.
After we land, we grab our bags and leave. Since it isn’t easy to fit my scooter into a cab or an Uber, my family often rents-a-car that is big enough. This makes life easier during the trip as well. Then since many rental homes or Airbnb’s aren’t often handicap accessible, I just stay in an accessible hotel room.
After saying this, just know that I am not trying to complain!
I love to travel and see as many different places as much as the next person. However, in order for me to do so, I have to logistically plan and do things differently. If the result of traveling means seeing a part of the world that I have never seen before, who cares.
Good luck Pete!
One Love, Joey