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Accessible Oregon Coast travel for adults and kids

Accessible Oregon Coast travel: An amputee mama’s family road trip from Reedsport to Brookings

White foam and stormy Pacific waves crashed through the opening in Arch Rock. The scent of pine and spruce wove through the salty air and the low, misty gray clouds. And our family of four—Anthony, Jodie, Connor, and Aster—took in beautiful Oregon Coast travel, full of sea stack rocks, high cliffs, and temperate rainforests, all …

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The rocky island at the Horsetail Falls pool is a great spot for kids to move around.

Columbia Gorge waterfalls: Family-friendly walks on a scenic Oregon road trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Columbia Gorge waterfalls. Hikes with the kids and their grandfather. Portland’s amazing food. Gardens galore. Sharing an iconic part of the Pacific Northwest with a loved one. At least, that was the idea. Learned… …It’s easy to explore many of Oregon’s Columbia Gorge waterfalls……To build a day trip around …

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Amputee mom and son navigate the waters in one of our inflatable tandem kayaks

Amputee mom kayaks with her kids on Mother’s Day

Perkins Peninsula Park, Lane County, Oregon Kayaking makes great accessible family travel adventures, especially for an amputee mom. At last! As a family holiday gift, we got ourselves the best inflatable kayak for families: the Sea Eagle 370. We’ve been excited about these tandem inflatable kayaks for months. Now, with spring warming up western Oregon, …

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Prosthetic leg at the ocean: How amputee travelers can enjoy the beach

ATK amputees can wear a computerized prosthetic leg at the ocean Jodie has been an above-the-knee, or ATK, amputee since she was 13.  For most of her post-amputation life, she figured that going to the ocean meant leaving her prosthetic leg at home. After all, Jodie’s prosthesis has computerized components that help her walk. The …

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