Behold: Pat is doing his Top Ten List of top “ten” list memes, which allows for TEN DAYS OF PATMEME.
Top One Vacation Destination to Visit If Iâ€™m Confined To A Wheelchair
I’m going to break Pat’s rules right out of the gate and answer twice: Once for the relative sedentary vacation — i.e., both of my legs are very and recently broken and it hurts to move them even a little (or if you just feel like being sedentary) — and one for a more active vacation. It’s the only fair way to do it, I think.
For the laid-back vacation, I’d say a film festival. Lots of sitting to be done, which would suite a wheelchair just fine. The question of which film festival to go to is important, though. I doubt France as something akin to the ADA, which would make getting around a pain in the ass, so Cannes is out. Sundance is in Utah, and they have those messed up blue laws (although I hear they’ve gotten better), so forget that. I’d probably say that Toronto, given that it’s in Canada, which is exclusively populated by the most polite people on earth, would be a pretty perfect destination. You could probably get perfect strangers to wheel you from theatre to theatre there. Yeah. So the Toronto International Film Festival it is.
If I’m shooting for action, though, I think the only way to be sure is to find some sort of Murderball/Thunderdome-style wheelchair basketball camp. I don’t know if one exists — as a vacation destination, at least — but I think that’d be the way to go.