Today I'm posting a link to Anne's blog Disabled Not Dead. She has a very good post about her long history with MS and the things she does to cope. You might get some good tips there. She has given me some helpful ones.
The Niagara photos I posted where from a day trip I took last Saturday. I had heard about the casino bus and thought I would give it a try. Well, if that isn't the best deal in town! $10.00 round trip and the beauty is you don't even have to go in the casino. If you want to register they give you your $10.00 back as a gift card and you can get a good deal on a lunch buffet. I didn't bother. What I did is check out the nice mall that is part of the casino complex.
Then I went out and took about a hundred photos of the Falls. I have only ever been there during the winter in the evening, for New Years or when they do the Christmas lights. They really do look amazing in day time with the snow and icy mist.
After that I went up on Clifton Hill where all the crazy attractions are. Didn't do any of those because I was really there to look for postcards. Yeah, I have a crazy addiction to postcards since I joined Postcrossing.
And that else did I find by accident? A head shop that sells seeds. Yes, someone, somewhere, is going to grow Marijuana plants for me again this year. Last year's crop turned out fair. This year we know more about it, so I hoping to get a big enough crop to last me the entire season. That way I know what I'm getting and I don't have to worry about any additives in my dope. When you buy it from others, even dependable sources, you never know what your getting until you smoke the stuff.
This isn't a grow op. It's just a few plants scattered around outside for medicinal use. Kind of like the old ladies with the still, who make moonshine and call it medicine.
The man at the store was so nice. An older guy, who like me smokes for various health problems. It was funny, because a bunch of young people came in the store acting like they were so cool because they knew about all the drug paraphernalia that was on sale, unaware that at the counter a couple of old folks were talking serious dope.
Stupid conservative government in Canada not going ahead with decriminalizing. What hypocrisy, considering we are becoming more like America, awash in prescription medications and at the same time wagging our fingers in disapproval at drugs. Yes, take drugs, just don't have any fun doing it, and don't worry about all the side effects of those pills the doctors give you that don't work.
I'm not suggesting people sit around doing dope. Moderation in all things is my motto. I just think we need to relax and treat people like adults and have an intelligent discussion of it. If people want to ruin their lives, let them. They are doing it anyway. I'm advocating tight regulation similar to that with cigarettes No sales to minors, restrictions on use, and education about the product.
OK back to my Falls trip. I had decent meal in the casino food court and sat the rest of the time writing postcards while I waited for the bus. The atmosphere is very casual. Nobody seems to mind if you hang around as long as you aren't a nuisance. The casino staff and the bus driver were very friendly.
So if you want a cheap day trip and want to see one Mother Nature's wonders. Check out the casino bus to Niagara Falls. I had a good time, but as usual, I needed two days to recover.