Sunday, August 30, 2009

Never thought it would happen to me

Cliff and I entered the grounds of that tractor show and realized just how big it was. I thought to myself, "I hope there are lots of places to sit down."

We walked past the place where golf carts could be rented, but about fifty yards past it, Cliff slowed down.

"Do you think we should get one of those?"

"Well, this looks like a big area; but they're expensive to rent."

"Do you think you'll be able to walk all these grounds?"

We ended up turning around, going back, and renting a golf cart. I do pretty well walking, as long as I can take a sit-down break once in a while. But standing in one spot is really rough on the knees. And turns out there really were not that many places to sit down and take a break.

As far as Cliff and I are concerned, it was money well spent; although I hear there are people who attended the show that thought these carts shouldn't be allowed.

Maybe one day their bodies won't be so agile and pain-free, and they'll learn first-hand why older folks need some help getting around.

At some tractor shows I've attended, I've seen senior citizens carrying a thing that looks like a cane... but they can unfold it and it's a portable seat. I'd LOVE to have one of those!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We use the golf carts all the time at the campground since we are up on a hill. DD and I walk occasionally but I wouldn't do it all the time for sure. After walking around the fair grounds last week, I would have appreciated a ride, but I did find plenty of places to sit and rest awhile.

Anonymous said...

My Dad was the type of guy who openly mocked canes & walkers and refused to use them even when his feet were plenty numb. I am pretty sure he would not have broken his hip had he used a little help when needed. I applaud anyone who uses what is available to keep comfortable & safe. I see it as money well spent as well.

Celeste said...

I have seen those canes at Walmart to buy. CVS has them also. I think I will be getting one this winter, or at least a regular cane. I have trouble getting up out of bed in the wintertime.

Paula said...

Those little cane seats are nifty. I've seen them in little catologs before. I'll bet you enjoyed your outing much more riding in the cart. I've been tempted to use the ones at Wal*Mart when my ankles hurt.

madcobug said...

Those cane seats sounds like the way to go. I might look into that myself. Helen

Mel said...

Don't worry about it. I'd rent one too, and I'm perfectly capable of walking everywhere! Gold carts are pretty fun =)

Hyperblogal said...

Can I call you Tiger Wood?

Faye said...

I've been wanting one of those canes too. Think I'll check it out because "the time has come". I have reached the state that I don't care what others think of say...age and illness have caused me to do things that I didn't realize I would ever be doing.