Friday, June 15, 2012
Joshua's Adventure Begins
Joshua W. walked off the same jetliner that Phyllis and Marsha were standing by to board this morning. After exchanging hugs and smiles with The Two Wise Women, Josh joined us to begin a new adventure.
We toured some of the highlights of the city--Hilda's, The Falls, River Parkway, John's Hole, the Eagle and more before going home to make Josh a hearty breakfast.
Afterwards we got right to work and rigged the AIRE Lynx II to fit him and me. Then we loaded it in the truck and took it to the city's huge indoor pool. Normally, such boats would not be allowed in the pool but the mgmt. made an exception for us. We spent an hour helping Josh feel comfortable in the boat and learn all of its little tricks. We practiced a lot of self rescue and partner rescue and so forth. At the end of the hour, Josh was feeling very comfortable. After getting home about 1 pm, we took a break for Josh could get in a well-deserved nap. After all, he had to get up at 4 am this morning to make the flight!
We took Josh to WINCO Spa & Relaxation Center and he said, "I had no idea that any place like this existed!" Yea, verily. Now we will begin rigging the truck. That's probably going to take most of the remainder of the day. So many details, so little time. Hopefully, we can squeeze in some more fun stuff today for Josh. It can't be all and no play. We are very happy he is here to begin his adventures.
Posted by John Parsons at 3:10 PM