Today, we went to Sydney - on the train! We wanted to see how easy it would be, to do a Sydney trip in my wheelchair.
We took Aunty Carol, because Dad had to work and Mum knew she wouldn't have been able to do that on her own!
We got on the train at Wollongong, because there were buses from our local train station. My wheelchair would not have fit on the bus and they would have had to carry me. So, we drove to Wollongong.
I got to sit in the special designated wheelchair seats, at the end of a carriage. We folded three seats up and my wheelchair was locked in place. Mum and Aunty Carol had to lift me on the train though. There was no one there to help us with the wheelchair ramp. Mum and Aunty Carol lifted my chair and put it in the carriage.
These seats were good and it was nice to know there would be wheelchair seats. There's no way my wheelchair would fit down the aisle of the seats and we would not have been able to get it up or down the train steps.
In the city, people were in a hurry and didn't want to wait or make room for my wheelchair, so it was a bit difficult getting in and out of the trains. Mum and Aunty Carol lifted my wheelchair, each time.
When we caught an inner city train, these 'wheelchair' seats were taken. No one moved for me, so we locked the wheelchair wheels and left me in the middle of the section.
I loved Sydney! It was pretty easy to move around the city. There were smooth footpaths and each time we came to steps, there was a lift.
We ate ice cream and even got to see part of our Melbourne family at Darling Harbour! i got mango ice cream. It was delicious!
Then, we caught a ferry to Circular Quay. I got to get on first, because of my wheelchair! But, we couldn't sit together. We had fun though!
Then we had a picnic, overlooking the water and listening to the buskers. Some people tried to get videos and photos of me. We're not sure why they do that. It happens sometimes. When my family notice, they hide me from the person with the camera. We wish people didn't do that.
We had a really fun day.
I was so chatty when we got home!
Mango ice cream for me!
My little sister thought it would be fun to squash me... I didn't love that!
After being in my wheelchair for so long, I just wanted to be back on the ground.
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