Hard to Know

We made it to Fort Lauderdale earlier this afternoon. We thought we could go and walk along the intracoastal waterway this evening but they want $50 to drive us there and back. No thank you! I guess that means you are stuck with me.

We flew Delta from Pennsylvania. My husband is sighted and was able to navigate through the airport for me. Overhead signs telling us about arrivals and departures were nothing I was able to read. However, if I had been traveling alone Delta does provide personnel to help the visually impaired from gate to gate. You can either alert a skycap or have your driver alert a skycap when you pull up at the curb. Detroit airport is massive. While I could have made my way by asking random people for help, it would have been easier with somebody assigned to me.

I looked over the Detroit airport accessibility plan. It was pretty much ADA right down the line. Heavy on physical disabilities. Same for the Lauderdale airport. Visual impairment does not get a lot of ink when they write these things.

I have my phone set so I do not get roaming charges while we are abroad. There are instructions online about how to go into settings to do that.

Both hotels we have been in have courtesy WiFi. Once I had trouble connecting and the desk clerk helped me with no problem. If you let people know you have a vision problem, they will help.

Being a tech novice and also fairly new to visual impairment, I am not sure how to work my phone GPS without having the phone data on and subject to roaming charges. Pretty sure there is a way but I am not sure what it is.

Oops. Yes, there is an online tutorial for that. You have to load the maps you think you will need before you turn off your data. Live and learn.

I got GPS on my iPad alright. I guess I will just need to carry that in case I get separated from my husband and need to navigate on my own. I can get GPS through Google Maps by using WiFi.

And since I have WiFi here at the hotel, I guess I can look at some articles. I have about 100 words to play with.

Just to complicate matters, Medscape recently did a post on genotyping and nutritional supplements. Assel et al quoted three studies all of which suggested there is no significant relationship between your genotype and your chemopreventive diet selection. What they are saying is “to zinc or not to zinc” is not a question. If you are a candidate for nutritional supplements, whether or not you use zinc does not make a difference.

Sometimes it is hard to know what to believe; huh?

Catch ya later. We get on the ship tomorrow around noon. Then I go black until Cartagena.

Written October 30th, 2017

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