I almost left Parkinson’s at home when my husband, Tom and I vacationed in Colorado last week. Parkinson’s has always accompanied us for the past 12 years.
And then I knew with certainly that Parkinson’s was not vacationing with us when I accomplished the next challenge. After paying for our tickets for a tour at Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, an out-of-shape, overweight park ranger warned us about the risks involved in scrambling up and down the mesas. If he can do it, I can do it, I rationalized. And do it, I did. I climbed five 10-foot steep vertical ladders and scaled the red rocks on the 100-foot vertical climb to the exit. I was exhilarated.