Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 1362 - Feb 19, 2012

Kevin and I had a wonderful day today!  We are actually in Los Angeles at Universal Studios!  An organization (I will have to get the name of it to you next week as they are just getting up and running) is in the process of remodeling Kevin's bathroom so that he has a permanent seat in the shower and they needed us to leave the house for a week.  Kev's polytrauma doctor at the VA hospital set this all in motion - thank you, Dr. J!

Another organization - Impact Player - helped us out to be able to come to California and they hooked us up with some wonderful people in the area to give us a hand out here.  More will come on that next weekend.  Thanks a mil, IP!!

So we just got here last night and today we went to Universal Studios and had a fabulous time!  I took tons of pics (of course), but dummy me forgot my camera cord so those will also have to wait until next week.

Kevin is sure being treated like royalty here, lol.  Just wait til you see the photos!

So it is so cool seeing how the movies are made and you have to know that Kevin is loving it!  He is such a movie freak, lol.  When I asked him where he wanted to go a while back, this was it.  I have to admit I was (still am) a bit nervous being out here with him with no help, but we'll make it - we always do!

I am also happy to report two things - we went to our first 3-D show and Kevin had no problems at all.  It's always been a fear of mine that he would have a seizure, but he did fantastic!  The King Kong 'ride' was phenomenal and I'm so glad Kevin handled it.

And he also rode his first roller coaster since being wounded.  I did not, lol, but we were with a group on a tour so they took care of him.  He told me tonight that it was 'wow - fast' and that he felt sick when he got off.  I truly believe it was just a normal reaction to the ride and had nothing to do with his injuries though.

So tomorrow we are going back to Universal as we just don't move fast enough to do it all in one day.  We only have a few more rides to do, but we are going to get them done and then head to a different area of town for the second part of our journey.

And I guess I'll end here and head to bed.  This lady is whooped.  It is just not easy pushing a 200 lb man around all day in his wheelchair.  But we still had a blast!!


bearlythr said...

Awesome!!! Enjoy : )

Anonymous said...

That's just wonderful!!!!! How exciting! I can tell it in your writing as well! :) I'm so glad you are having a great time and enjoying yourselves!!! :)
Take care,
Kathy in IA

aggie said...

Sounds fabulous Leslie!! Can't wait to hear more ~ glad Kevin is having a good time, and that he'snot tiring you out too much!

Lori said...

Sounds like a really fun time - so glad Kevin is finally able to get out and do fun things. I know it has made your life a lot more enjoyable also.

Rene' said...

Leslie, this is so exciting and I know how happy your heart is and I can picture Kevin putting his head down on his pillow at night with a huge smile on his wonderful face. Hugs to you both. Can't wait to see the pics, hear the stories, and to say hello to you both! God Bless You, Rene'