By Brian Fischler
I am excited to announce the first leg of my journey around the United States. My good buddy and podcast partner, Ed Plumacher, will be joining me for the majority of the first leg of my Flight for Sight adventure! Ed and I will fly to Dallas on July 1st, we will immediately drop bags off at the hotel and go to the Rangers game the same day at Globe Life Field. We look forward to checking out Dealey Plaza and the infamous Texas School Book Depository. I am hoping to finally solve the Kennedy Assassination, so stay tuned. Having never been to Dallas, I am looking to meet a new blind/low vision person to share the advantages of being visually impaired and living in Dallas. Please reach out if you are interested in meeting with us or sharing local restaurant suggestions.
Ed and I will then pop over to Houston the next day. You will be able to find us wandering around the National Federation of the Blind conference for a few days. Interviews will include Consumer Technology Association Hall of Famer, Mike May. Also, what’s more American than hitting up a ball game on July 4th? We will attend an Astros game at Minute Maid Park on Independence Day.
On July 5th, it’s off to Phoenix, Arizona, to catch a Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. Hmm, what do you think it would take to get my guide dog, Wesley, into the pool in center field? I am looking to sit down with someone who is blind or has low vision and lives in Phoenix, so reach out to us if you are interested.
After Phoenix, I will head to my old home away from home, the city of Angels, Los Angeles. Ed and I will be attending a game at Dodger Stadium and hitting a few comedy clubs to catch up with some friends. Again, who should we interview in Los Angeles?
Next up is San Diego and Petco Park. We are betting that (unless he gets into the pool in Arizona) this will be Wesley’s favorite park. They better have dog treats upon entry.
With the first half of the MLB season wrapping up on July 9th, we are very excited to announce that Ed and I will jet off to the All Star game in Seattle on July 11th. Everyone keeps recommending the Space Needle, but what is a blind guy supposed to see up there? Knowing no one in Seattle, and having never been, I am looking to make a new blind/low vision friend and open to suggestions of what to do while “Sleepless in Seattle”. Sorry, I had to go there.
After Seattle, I will then bid adieu to Ed, and head on alone to Denver to catch my beloved Yankees at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field. Having never been to the Mile High City, I will once again be looking to connect with another blind or visually impaired person for some tips.
Denver wraps up the first part of my tour of the country thanks to Flight for Sight’s grant. I will head home to NYC for a little rest, relaxation, podcast editing, and laundry, and then start up traveling again in late July!
You will be able to follow my journey via blogs posted on Flight for Sight’s Facebook Page and Website. You can also follow me on Flight for Sight’s Instagram and Twitter accounts. Expect the first podcast to drop in the next week or two!
It is a flyer with a blue background and white lettering, it reads: Brian’s Flight for Sight Schedule. July 1-2 – Dallas, TX. July 2-5 – Houston, TX. July 5-7 – Phoenix, AZ. July 7-8 – Los Angeles, CA. July 8-10 – San Diego, CA. July 10-13 – Seattle WA. July 13-15 – Denver, CO.