SWEET OLD BOB!!
BIG HIT IN PARIS!!
WE MADE IT BACK IN ONE PIECE!!
SOME OF YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW
BOB AND I MADE A TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING
THIS FALL AND IT BEGAN WITH A FALL
A FALL FOR BOB, THAT IS!
Our trip was to begin with four days in Paris then a cruise ending up in Miami.
We arrived in Paris the day a major strike, through out France, was called. We didn't see a single strike or protester. So far so good. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon when we checked in to our hotel. The friendly staff assured us we would be notified when our missing luggage showed. Small nuisance. We can handle this.
This is the view from our hotel
We strolled and enjoyed the brisk air.
A sweet Canadian couple took our photo and we reciprocated.
Being hungry, we tried our first Parisian meal. Ugh!!
A Parisian hot dog? In a baguette? What are you thinking?
He didn't know that would be his last meal for three days!
On the short walk back we checked several menu boards and chose a restaurant for dinner. The plan was to freshen up and go back out for dinner.
One block from our hotel, my Sweet Old Bob slipped on a curb. He took a hard fall and hit his head. A gentleman helped him up and we made our way back to our hotel. Once in our room, we decided not to go back out. We were tired from the all night flight and Bob was shaken from the fall.
The next morning Bob awoke with a severe headache. Since he already had a shunt in his head, we immediately summoned help and went to a hospital.
There were Cat Scans, MRI's and several physicians attempting to communicate with us. The health system was very different from ours but the people were fantastic and went beyond what was expected of them to help us and to communicate.
This was Bob's next meal, three days after the first.
We finally got the word that there seemed to be no damage but they wished to keep him for several more days, for observation.
Three days, two hospitals, one ambulance and numerous taxi rides later Bob checked himself out around noon the day before we were to leave at 5:00am.
This sweet man wanted to make sure I got to see something before we ended our first trip to Paris.
We taxi to Eiffel Tour, Louvre and Notre Dame for a whirlwind mini tour.
Granny tours the Tour
Sweet Old Bob waited patiently
Granny tours the Louvre
My sweetheart waited patiently
Granny tours Notre Dame
My Sweetheart waited patiently
You are so sweet, I love you!
For the next thirteen days it's rest and relaxation.
I will share more of this tale a little later.
Today's post is a tribute to that sweet man with whom I fell in love, when I was fifteen years old.
He is truly Sweet Old Bob and the one love of my life. I am glad to say he has been seen by his own physician, retested and has been pronounced A OKAY!! I hope you have enjoyed getting to know my sweetie. I should have waited til Valentine's Day to post this but I just couldn't.
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