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New Mexico. A Cliff Climbing Adventure. Our quest began with a 2 hour road trip from Santa Fe to Socorro, NM. Our destination was Box Canyon, 6.5 miles beyond Socorro. After driving on a dirt path to get to the bottom of the canyon, Jason lifted me out of the jeep and into my wheelchair. He turned me towards our …

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The Gene and Dave Show

New Mexico. A Cliff Climbing Adventure. Our quest began with a 2 hour road trip from Santa Fe to Socorro, NM. Our destination was Box Canyon, 6.5 miles beyond Socorro. After driving on a dirt path to get to the bottom of the canyon, Jason lifted me out of the jeep and into my wheelchair. He turned me towards our …

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Our Mexican Mis-Adventure

Our Mexican Mis-Adventure By Gene R. Rodgers USAgeno@gmail.com I hadn’t heard any screaming because we were all asleep when it happened. There was no up or down, just round and round. Glass breaking, metal bending and all in complete darkness. I felt like I was tumbling over and over and over again like a surfer caught in an undertow. I …

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Our Panama Adventure

Our Panama Adventure By Gene R. Rodgers USAgeno@gmail.com The plan was to drive from Cleveland, Ohio to Bogota, Columbia. This would be our second attempt to get to Bogota. The first attempt ended in failure, my wheelchair damaged, and my nearly new van being written off as a total loss. Now, a year later, we were on our second attempt …

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Everest: A View From My Wheelchair

Everest: A View From My Wheelchair By Gene R. Rodgers USAgeno@gmail.com Travel and adventure is a way of life for me. I’m like the men in British author and historian Robert Service’s poem, “The Men That Don’t Fit In.” I don’t like the things that are; I want the strange and new. I’ve traveled more than most people would ever imagine …

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Our South African Adventure

Our South African Adventure By Gene R. Rodgers USAgeno@gmail.com One day I received the following email from someone who visited my web site, a parent of a child with a disability: “6 years ago we had a boy and found out he had CP….often I get depressed about what he’ll miss (me too as a dad) because of it…..but he’s …

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Everest

We departed the USA on March 15, 2003. Team Everest ’03 members departed from Austin and various cities across the US for the long journey to Nepal’s bustling capital city, Kathmandu. TE ’03 / CTD project director Dennis Borel was at the Austin airport, along with dozens of supporters, to see the team off. Dennis said, “Today is a …

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My YouTube Videos

My YouTube Videos by Gene R. Rodgers Adventure Sports Scuba Diving – the Urge to Submerge6 minutes Adventures in Recreation 2 36 minutes Paragliding in Rio 9 minutes Dear Wheelchair Maker 6.5 minutes Attendant Interviews Etta Attendant try-out 6 minutes Laurence attendant interviews 2.5 minutes Music videos Knee Deep The Wanderer “Yes, I Can”   Some Fun, Some Serious Who …

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Adventure Stories – On Safari with Jungle Gene

Adventure Stories  For kids that love to learn 2604 Aldrich Street, Apt 148 Austin, Texas 78723 USA Phone (512) 929-7776 Email USAgeno@gmail.com URL http://www.GenosPlace.org Hi kids. Here is another adventure story for kids that love to learn. I learned a lot in my travels and now I would like to share those experiences with you. That’s me in the picture …

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Adventure Stories – Bungy Jumping and Bridge Swinging

Adventure Stories  For kids that love to learn 2604 Aldrich Street, Apt 148 Austin, Texas 78723 USA Phone (512) 929-7776 Email USAgeno@gmail.com URL http://www.GenosPlace.org Hi kids. Here is another adventure story for kids that love to learn. I learned a lot in my travels and now I would like to share those experiences with you. That’s me in the picture …