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On the beach again!

On the beach again!

On a visit to San Diego, California in March 2007, I discovered that wonderful city had chosen to have two sand-accessible wheelchairs available for use at Mission Bay Beach...for free! To someone who had spent every summer of her childhood on the Chesapeake Bay but had been unable to get onto the beach since becoming disabled in the mid-90s, this was like a miracle. I couldn't stop smiling. Nor could I stop taking pictures!

This photo was taken by my dear friend, Scott Weldon.

Canon EOS 350D
1/400s f/8.0 at 50.0mm iso100 full exif

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an nguyen07-Sep-2007 01:31
Lovely smile Patricia. You make me feel happy today.
Barbara Heide15-Aug-2007 07:52
you look gorgeous! I can imagine the importance of access to this pleasure...
keep enjoying yourself and taking pictures.
love this beautiful shot and your cheerful smile...
Sheena Xin Liu14-Aug-2007 22:53
Patrica, your smile is so catching as if the sunshine of California shed into your heart. . "I couldn't stop smiling. Nor could I stop taking pictures!". awesome manifesto!
alfredo camba jr.12-Aug-2007 11:07
Very lovely image! Voted!
JSWaters06-Aug-2007 16:04
I can only imagine how your spirit must have soared Patricia. So glad to hear our little corner of California treated you well!
maribel balius04-Aug-2007 17:05
Nice to meet you, Patricia.
I am happy to see your smile :)
Happy holidays!!
Best regards from Spain
Tina Todd04-Aug-2007 17:00
Patricia, I have to say the smile on your face warms my heart. You are truly a free spirit. I can see from the tracks that you ventured into the water a little bit. Good for you!
Carol Breton28-Jul-2007 19:08
Love your smile and your wonderful spirit - in so many ways, Patricia! Wonderful to meet you!
Brian with an Eye28-Jul-2007 07:11
Oh, Patricia! What a wonderful smile, and what spirit you have! This is a delightful moment to be able to see and share with you.
Dan Chusid01-May-2007 06:04
Glad you enjoyed our fair city!
Smiles are good!!!
Monique Trempe28-Apr-2007 23:33
I like this photo where you are smiling and where the happiness appears in your face. Happy to meet you.
J'aime cette photo où vous êtes souriante et où le bonheur paraît dans votre visage.
Heureuse de vous rencontrer.
Mostafa Moftah28-Apr-2007 17:10
Nice to meet you, Patricia :)
Ann LT28-Apr-2007 15:57
Truly delightful,Patricia.
Jean-Luc Rollier28-Apr-2007 10:12
Votre sourire fait plaisir à voir! Faite nous encore de magnifiques photos et merci à la ville de San Diego pour sa belle initiative. JL V
sue anne27-Apr-2007 23:34
Nice to meet you and this is great for you at the beach. :)
Marijka24-Apr-2007 01:34
beautiful image !!! enjoying life is the cure :!! :)
Marisa D.L.10-Apr-2007 17:15
I love this photo, it's a merry song of life, I adore your style!
shuk1in12x05-Apr-2007 22:59
Nice to see you again Patricia.
I've never seen a wheelchair like that one before, that's a great idea to get you out and about taking wonderful shots like you do. Best Wishes to you Pat.
Emilio DelToro05-Apr-2007 13:03
Boy, you sure look happy! Thanks for sharing, seeing your smile sure made my day.
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography29-Mar-2007 17:03
Hi,Patricia !
Kaden Kratzer29-Mar-2007 05:15
Patricia love this image of yours and all that spunk you have going my friend!!! V
LeeG26-Mar-2007 04:14
Good to meet you. Scott took a great shot of you Patricia! I'm liking those tie dyed clothes, you belong in sunny California . ...:o)
Robert Ballard25-Mar-2007 17:00
That's really great. I live here, and I didn't know about that.
Guest 21-Mar-2007 04:06
Incredible. You are absolutely radiant! So happy for you--and I loved the wheelchair art in the sand.
Guest 14-Mar-2007 02:09
Killer wheelchair!! (To quote the guy in the Haight who called your walked "killer!")

This is great to see, you look radiant!
Greg Harp13-Mar-2007 15:06
Dan Ng13-Mar-2007 03:55
Patricia, you are having too much fun! A simple thing like providing a beach-accessible chair can make such an impact for one's enjoyment. Good for San Diego!
Pablo YŠŮez12-Mar-2007 18:40
Wow, another reason yet to love the San Diego area!

Looking good.
Guest 11-Mar-2007 02:52
Wow! I don't know what to say, Patricia. Enjoy every second. You deserve it. Geat shot of you and one you can frame and look at everyday when you get home. Your smile is infectious :)
Jay Levin10-Mar-2007 18:49
It's a wonderful shot, Patricia. Nice to meet you finally.
Neal Nye10-Mar-2007 13:08
What a delightful shot! The bright colors and your infectious smile are perfect!
Enny10-Mar-2007 10:38
wow, great shot and great smile, You love it,enjoy.
Terri Steele10-Mar-2007 03:49
I'm so happy for you!!!!! Awesome!
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