Cross Country 2012, Day 7

Friday, June 15, 2012
Las Vegas – Couer D’alene, Idaho

I woke up feeling desperate. Exhausted and very worried about Steve’s wheelchair situation.
But.. Thanks to Jeff in Nola and Troy and Todd from Permobil and Nick in Vegas, they found us a loaner chair, similar to Steve’s. Hallelujah.

I called our friend Dave Martin, who we will be spending the summer with, and he must have heard my desperation and exhaustion, because next thing you know – Steve, Rivers, and I were scheduled to fly in a jet 3 hours later straight to Idaho.

So we hugged Blair goodbye and thanked him for driving the MV-1 the rest of the way.

We rolled out of the Bellagio.


And met up with Dave and Ray at Atlantic Aviation.


We were very skeptical about fitting Steves chair on the jet but Dave said they’d make it work.. So, we head to the Lear jet.


And it was definitely NOT easy getting the chair into the jet. Even though the loaner is quite a bit smaller.



After some grueling lifting and shoving, the chair was on. We successfully fit a square into a circle. And we were off.

2 hours later we landed. Huge thanks to Dave Martin for setting this up.


Goodbye Vegas


Hello Black Rock!


One response

  1. Martha

    Glad you are all in a gorgeous place and Jilly and Paul are with you. There is absolutely NOTHING you two can’t do…except let my RIvers drink Crown Royal yet. He really looked like he wanted it!! Missing you all, especially RIvs, but I’ll have Max next week to fill in. Val will be going up to the Pacific Northwest for 21 days leaving on July 12. Wish you could meet up. LOve to all, have a great day every day. Love, Martha

    June 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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