Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Day at the Zoo

One of the reasons I moved was so that I could see and experience new things. In that vein, I decided we should go to Portland and check out the zoo.
The rainy skies parted and it was temperate and dry during our afternoon. We had a truly fun time. I hadn't experienced animals up so close I could practically touch them. I was most enamored with the never before seen Mountain Goats, Condors and the adorable Asian Elephants. There was so much to see that I don't think we got to see it all.
We even took the little train around for a short ride. Little guy picked up an elephant ear which he loved.
The hour and a half ride each way was gorgeous. Everywhere we were surrounded by distant mountains and beautiful scenery. Portland is a picturesque city of 2 million. I could see why so many choose to live there.

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