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I'm enjoying being home since I returned from Alaska. It's given me the opportunity to catch up on work and get all my groups organized. I had another delightful visit last week from my younger sister and, once again, we shopped, ate, saw a movie and laughed a lot. For those of you who watch HGTV and Fixer Upper, we took a road trip to Magnolia in Waco, TX. More about our adventure below.
I hope all your kids and grandkids are adjusting to the new school year and all are happy. Be sure to slow down and drive carefully in school zones.

I'm getting ready to head to New York City for a few days and then on to our New England Cruise. More about this in our October Newsletter.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who live in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. May you and your loved ones all be safe.
What's Next ???
Next Group Trip is New England. We will sail on NCL Escape round-trip Manhattan on October 7 - 14. Several of us will spend three nights in New York City prior to the cruise seeing the sights and enjoying the city that never sleeps.
Trip Updates for 2018 & 2019....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

We have one accessible balcony cabin available this weekend only on our New Year's Eve Cruise on RCCL's Liberty of The Seas, round-trip Galveston, Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. I can't wait to celebrate New Year's Eve with YOU! This cruise visits Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Jamaica. We have hotel rooms available at Moody Gardens for the night of December 29. Please call me this weekend if interested.

Accessible Seas 2019 is a Western Caribbean Cruise on RCCL's Harmony of The Seas, January 27 - February 3, 2019. We will visit Labadee, Cozumel and Falmouth (Jamaica). If you love the mega ships, this one's for you! We have a limited selection of accessible staterooms including doubles, triples and quads. Final payment is rapidly approaching and we will need to release all unsold cabins. Call quickly if interested. Full Broadway Production of GREASE! Our cruises sell out quickly so don't be left sitting on the dock!
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is SOLD OUT! Our pre and post city stays in Dublin and Amsterdam are also sold out. If you're reading this and wishing you had signed up, call to be put on the waiting list in case we get a cancellation. This cruise just got a REVISED ITINERARY. The two tender ports have been eliminated. We are now having overnight stays in Dublin and Cork as well as Paris. Ports of Bruges and Dover have been added to the original ports of Belfast and Liverpool. This is an extraordinary itinerary. For those of you who are signed up, we are now working on some incredible shore excursions for you to enjoy.

Our friends in Western Washington state are doing an Alaska Cruise on RCCL's Ovation of The Seas August 23, 2019. This is for their Ataxia Support Group and is currently open to all with Ataxia throughout the country. Please call if interested in getting more information.
Maori carving at Rotorua, New Zealand
We are also taking one more reservation for our amazing New Zealand land trip, March 28 - April 16, 2019. See both North and South Islands and be charmed by the nicest people you will ever meet.
(2 people sharing or 1 single)

We're going back to South Africa! See Below....

Hawaiian Island Cruise is being offered once again on NCL Pride of America. Sailing round-trip Honolulu October 26 - November 2, 2019. Details are now on our web site. We have balcony, suite and inside staterooms. We will offer three nights pre-cruise stay in Honolulu. Come experience the Aloha Spirit with us.

I am in the process of putting together a land trip to Israel. I am working on details now for this trip. Our visit will be multi-cultural but will lean more towards Jewish Heritage. Date will be early May, 2020. Please let me know if you are interested.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
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Road Trip.....Waco, TX
My younger sister came to visit from Phoenix and was very excited about visiting Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia store, Silo Bakery and more. It's about a 2 hour drive south of Dallas. We were very fortunate that the weather had cooled off for a few days. I had tried to visit one other time on my way to Austin but the streets were packed with crowds and parking was nowhere to be found. Not so this time. We inched down the main street where my navigation directed us and there it was....a handicap parking space on the street directly in front of the information booth! That is true parking karma! I was able to lower the ramp on my van right on the grass and roll out in my scooter. First stop was the bakery. We had read that the lines could wrap around the block but not this time. In we went and ordered our cupcakes and cookies. Found a shady spot on the patio to sit and dug in. A little too sweet for us so after a couple of bites, we were done. Saved the cookies for the ride home. Then we headed to the large and spacious store. Didn't think I needed anything but I was wrong! After just redecorating my house in Joanna's favorite colors, gray and white, I just saw too many items that went with my new look. Everything here is wheelchair accessible and the staff is very helpful and accommodating. The accessible bathrooms are fantastic and everything is very clean. Sort of reminded me of Disneyland where staff is always sweeping and wiping things down. Out back is a large grassy area surrounded by pavement. On the grass there are inviting black and white striped bean bags for people to relax in. There's also a large bin with balls for children to play with as well as a covered patio with picnic tables. The entire area is surrounded by food trucks. One of the trucks is from their restaurant, Magnolia Table. We enjoyed chicken salad sandwiches and some mac & cheese. Delicious! Laden down with packages and full stomachs we headed to the van. We stopped at one more store, The Findery, and we did indeed find something. We bought matching hot pink rain jackets that we are wearing on the European Cruise next year. So, if you're coming on that trip, no problem finding us! A very fun girl's road trip.
Are You TSA Pre-Checked?
This illustration depicts a barefoot woman holding a tray with her shoes and necklace at an airport security checkpoint.
What exactly does this mean and how does this affect you when your boarding pass says "TSA Pre-Checked". In simple terms, it means you do not have to remove your shoes and take your laptop or IPad out of its case. You can leave a light jacket on and it just makes the process easier. However, if you wear prosthetics or leg braces, use a wheelchair or other mobility devices, you still need to be manually checked by a TSA Officer.

Need a Scooter?
We can help!
Do you need to rent a scooter or other mobility equipment for your next cruise or land trip?
Be sure and let us know and we can make arrangements for you through Special Needs Group.

Standard and heavy duty scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, lift chairs, oxygen and more are all possibilities for you when you travel.
Accessible South Africa
A lot of people were disappointed when our trip to South Africa sold out so quickly. Next trip is October, 2019. Leave USA October 12 and arrive in Durban, South Africa on October 14.

We are working on accommodations and pricing now and will post to our website as soon as we have the information.

We will only have space for 10 participants so please contact us to be placed on the interest list. Kindly include if you're traveling solo or double occupancy and type of mobility equipment you will be bringing with you. Preference will be given to those traveling with a companion.

This trip will sell out very quickly!
Do you have a travel tip you'd like to share? Send it to us debra@easyaccesstravel.com and it may be in the next newsletter.


Debra Kerper 
(951) 202 2208 
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007