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The Highlanders of Kalmar County

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”orange”]This is an image-heavy travel post[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When my Grandpa Jack passed on, we found many, many photos. They were photos of three laughing young women and one man. They were photos of their adventures. The photos are almost uncanny in how they capture their spirit, playful sense of fun, and the the skill …

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Disability Access in Budapest

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is about disability access in Budapest. It includes deaf access in Budapest, blind access, and physical access in Budapest. There are links to helpful organizations and other posts at the end of this article.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Budapest was a real shock for me after the Netherlands, because one country (- the Netherlands) is the …

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It Took a Deaf Lady in Budapest

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a photo-heavy travel post about Budapest[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I was fascinated by so much that I saw in Budapest. The grocery stores, markets, food Spaces, things available to the public. Playgrounds The playgrounds were so nicely designed, new, cushy, the kind every child wants to spend time in.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”53253″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://www.meriahsnaps.com”][vc_single_image image=”53255″ …

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Susie, Budapest, and Getting My Ass Kicked

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about arriving in the train station Budapest and finding our way to the Air B n’ B through public transport.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Budapest dazzled and intrigued me as we stepped off the train at the Kaleti station. Like a glorious glass lace building, it’s arches soared and sunlight poured in. It was easily …

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On the Night Train to Budapest

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about taking the sleeper train in Europe (from Utrecht in the Netherlands to Budapest, Hungary)[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”There was a change in plan.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:44|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Alex%20Brush%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]My mom, whom we were going to meet at Nijmegen, Netherlands after her conference was finished, had to delay her departure from the US. That meant that the …

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Disability Access in Holland

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about physical access in Holland (the Netherlands). It includes opinion about Dutch euthanasia, eugenics and the differences between the Netherlands and the United States with regard to disability rights and access.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You know how you don’t really miss something you’ve never had? Like, you kind of bumble around life, stumble over …

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Welcome to Holland

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the Down syndrome community, there is a famous missive called, “Welcome to Holland.” It was written in the 80’s by Emily Perl Kinglsey (who was a writer at Sesame Street – you can thank her for a lot of the inclusion that went on there). A lot of people hate …

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We Are Going to Europe!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]First of all, let me jump and down and squeeeeeeeel:[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]!!!!!!!! Here are the nuts and bolts: My mom is taking the kids and I on a Heritage Tour: we’re going …

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