The destination is terrific, of course, but the act of getting out of the house is very empowering. I have been housebound for so very long, each time I leave by myself feels like a triumph.
I enjoy going out for jaunts with Oscar, but when I am on my own I can put the chair up to it's highest speed of 6.5 mph and go all over the neighborhood.
Even just in this one week of solo-flight, the neighbors have started to recognize me and wave. Well, lets face it, my penchant for bright colors and larger-than-life size makes it hard to forget seeing me zooming around LOL.
I am also enjoying taking photos of the local plants when I go out. I love photography, and this gives me new opportunities without inconveniencing Oscar (i.e. asking him to go ahead while I commune with a wrinkly old stump).