I thought it was bad before

So if you follow my posts, you know I just did one about our day in Santa Barbara, and I promised the next one would be about Catalina Island. We had a great time, but I need to update you on something that happened yesterday in San Francisco that will change what I can write about and take photos of.

We were on a food tour in the North Beach/Little Italy section of San Francisco. I will report on it later because it was superb until about three-quarters of the way through. That’s when my wonderful bride Kathleen caught her foot on a metal piece in the old sidewalk, took a fall and wound up with a broken arm. After six+ hours in the hospital ER, we made it back to the ship around 10:00 pm. Not the most fun day of vacation we have ever had. But we are very happy it happened on a day when the ship was staying in port overnight, or we would have been in a hotel last night and flying home to Seattle today.

We will tough it out until at least Wednesday when we get to Seattle. If she is in a lot of pain or wants to get off, we will take an Uber/Lyft home.

I just wanted to keep you updated. Today, we planned to head to Sausalito on the ferry, but that isn’t going to happen. She is just not up for it. And I have been having painful problems with my back and legs, so it isn’t all her. We are just two old people getting older.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.    —Mark Twain

8 thoughts on “I thought it was bad before

  1. Oh gosh !! So sorry to hear about all the negatives, and even worse about Kathleen breaking her arm !!! And all this among the angst of trying to get the house selling / house closing done. Hope you arrive safely to Seattle and just come on home . . . . {{ hugs ! }} Deb

  2. So sorry to read this Jim, I hope you manage to at least see the cruise out albeit as the walking wounded. I wish you both a speedy return to full health.

  3. Renda

    Please give Kathleen our best wishes – glad she wasn’t more badly hurt. Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly!

  4. carells

    So sorry to hear of Kathleen’s tumble and broken arm. Does it seem like this trip was not meant to be??? Hope both of you are feeling better soon and make it through the remainder of the trip without further incidents!

    1. Candy

      Oh no! Hope things settle down and you can enjoy the rest of your cruise. I blew out a knee several years back on a land tour of Egypt. I feel your pain. Take care. Hope to see you two soon.

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