Winter Travel Tips

If you have good eyes, you probably don’t think too much about getting around during the winter. On a cold, snowy morning, without giving it another thought, you bundle up, go out, and start your car. As the engine noise and gasoline or diesel fumes permeate the frosty air, you scrape your windshield, shovel the driveway and sidewalks, then get into your nice, warm vehicle, put it in gear, and off you go.

For those of us who can’t see, winter travel can be a pain in the anatomy, especially if we don’t have transportation. There are times when we have to get out and walk in the snow and ice, and that’s all there is to it. Fortunately, there’s help. Marilyn Smith, author of Chasing the Green Sun, offers helpful tips for traveling during the winter on her blog. Marilyn is also blind so she knows what she’s talking about.

Some of her advice would be helpful to anyone, not just those of us who can’t see. For example, one trick she suggests for removing ice from driveways or steps is to dump a bucket of hot, soapy water on the spot. Dawn dishwashing detergent works the best. I haven’t tried this but plan to the next time the need arises.

 

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of We Shall Overcome and How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

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