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Best Wheelchair Accessible rooms

I drove out to visit my oldest daughter in Washington State. On the way, we realized that we have to actually educate hotels (even the nice ones) on what exactly is required by a couple in wheelchairs. One place in Nebraska, the manager came out and told us that because the building was built before the ADA, he doesn't have to make the place wheelchair accessible.

Most of the places we stayed at were at least good enough to come to take the bedrails out from under the bed so it was the requisite 23". It may not make a difference to everyone but to my bilateral BTK amputee wife with numerous other health issues, it makes a world of difference.

But for that journey and historically, the best place on I-80 from Lincoln, NE to Utah is a place called Little America, Wyoming. It has been a tourist spot seems like forever. I had been a long-haul trucker for many years and used to stop there for fuel before hitting the little-road short cut to Idaho.

In my humble opinion, this place needs to be a destination for folks in chairs. They still had to pull the bedrails but everything else was AMAZING...

Once I figure out how I will post a picture of the room. Not only could we move around easily in the room itself but the bathroom is all marble tile and chrome. Ride in the shower, toilet the right height, sink at the right height and good toilet paper...

And it wasn't that expensive, cheaper than the Hamptons and such but still less than a hundred bucks. And everything you need to restock on your trip is right there at the travel stop. They used to have real penguins there but just pictures now. And they know how to make a real chili burger.

Little America Travel Stop

Little America Wyoming. And yes, they even have their own zip code because there is literally nothing but ranches out there. Oddly, when I asked if, since Springfield citizens are called Springfieldians, are they called Little Americans, none of them had ever thought of that... No way I came up with an original thought...

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