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    My son, 23, has been a C-6 quad for the past three years. Vacation planning has not been easy, but I can say that our trip to Las Vegas last month was worth it.

    We stayed at Caesar's, and the bathroom (his main concern) not only met his needs, it was luxorious as well. I had called ahead for measurements to be sure that the rehab shower chair would back over the toilet (it did), and that the roll-in shower would accommodate the rehab chair (it did as well).

    Since we were traveling from the Northeast, I needed to rent a rehab shower chair. Caesar's gave me the name of a medical supply company, Desert Medical, and they delivered the chair to the hotel. The chair happened to be the exact one my son uses at home, and was brand new (clean).

    We all had a great time, and the only disappointment my son had was not being able to get into the pool. He sat in the sun and sprayed himself with water to stay cool. He likes to play cards, and everything was accessible to him. He was able to go to visit the other hotels in the area easily. The section of town where we stayed was very wheel chair friendly. I would recommend a trip to Las Vegas any time!

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    Thanks for the post about Vegas. A friend and I are going in the spring of '06. I've been doing tons of online research, and find that lots is listed as accessible, but as we all known, that can be debateable. Did you take the Monorail at all? It is supposed to be w/c accessible, but was wondering from a personal view point. And what about taxis on the strip? Did you use them, or pre arranged transport? Any further hints or tips would be appreciated! Thanks!
    If it's too good to be true...it ALWAYS is!

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      #3
      Vegas is very accesible. The Monorail is very accessible. I was there in May and had a great time. I saw quite a few accesible minivan taxis with ramps. I rented a van from Wheelchair Getaways.

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        #4
        Thanks Brad...good to hear that the services live up to whats advertised on the web sites! I 'm so jazzed ...lol
        If it's too good to be true...it ALWAYS is!

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          #5
          Vegas fun n all etc, but the cobblestones on the strip sidewalks drive my spasms n feeling in my legs nuts! Anyone else have this issue?

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            #6
            Despite often having temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, I think Las Vegas is the coolest place in the US to visit. I'm going for my 5th time next month. Vegas.com This is a very good site that will tell you about everything you need to know....well almost.
            Also, here is a link to some HP info;Vegas HP info

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              #7
              ok who can get best price okc to vegas 5night all inclusive $5.00 reward

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                #8
                LOL..I like your thinking about the best price for 5 nights all inclusive...my upcoming trip is going to be a marathon...Vegas and driving to Yosemite! We are nights in each place. I know 3 nights in Vega won't be enough...just another reason to return! Gosh, all this talk about Vegas, we'll have a convention there from this site alone!
                If it's too good to be true...it ALWAYS is!

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                  #9
                  Yes, the monorail is wc-accessible but to be honest the stations are very far apart -- in some cases it may be easier to walk/roll than to take the monorail (the placement of the stations was all very political)

                  And there are a number of properties in Las Vegas that do have pool lifts (Caesars is not one of them) -- including Treasure Island. So you need to ask that question before you book.

                  It's a favorite destination for our readers, so we do a lot of research on it -- i encourage all visitors to do the same

                  Here's a link to an article about it from a local newspaper.

                  http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...s/3005700.html

                  Candy Harrington
                  Last edited by candra; 29 Aug 2005, 12:32 AM.
                  Candy Harrington
                  Editor, Emerging Horizons
                  The Only Accessible Travel Magazine
                  www.EmergingHorizons.com
                  Read my blog - www.BarrierFreeTravels.com

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the information, Candy..and great article, too. Good to know Treasure Island has a pool lift, we are planning on staying there or the Mirage, depends on room rates/deals when ready to book. Anybody have any personal experiences in booking W/C accessiable room via Travelocity? Would be interested to hear your stories, good or bad.
                    If it's too good to be true...it ALWAYS is!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by wittyandwise
                      Anybody have any personal experiences in booking W/C accessiable room via Travelocity? Would be interested to hear your stories, good or bad.
                      I always call Travelocity to book an accessible room and ask that they call the hotel directly to get exactly what I want (with me on the other line). I never book a room solely online. I've found that the Travelocity operators are not particularly knowledgeable in this area but are very willing to help figure things out. After booking with Travelocity, I call the hotel to confirm.

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                        #12
                        hi, i'm a c-6 quad thinking about going to vegas. do they rent out shower commode chairs? it would be one less thing i gotta take with me. how did you manage on the plane? any problems? i worry about my powerchair getting busted up, any info would be great!

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                          #13
                          No, never use travelocity or any other hotel consolidator to book an accessible room!!

                          Read this entry on my blog to understand why --

                          http://emerginghorizons.com/blog/200...solidator.html

                          Always book direct

                          Candy
                          Candy Harrington
                          Editor, Emerging Horizons
                          The Only Accessible Travel Magazine
                          www.EmergingHorizons.com
                          Read my blog - www.BarrierFreeTravels.com

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                            #14
                            RAZZ,

                            There is all sorts of info about travelling by air on this forum. Just use the search function and put in key words about what your interested in. As for renting shower chairs? Someone here must know.

                            Candra,

                            Vegas rocks! It´s just smokin´. You´ll have a blast and a half. I myself always booked directly from the hotels website. At least you can see what special offers they have during the year and pick up some perks or find a cheaper room rate.
                            "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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                              #15
                              Razz

                              Go to the first mesage in this thread for shower chair info.

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