Thursday, May 7, 2015
The lines were long but because of Phil's wheelchair we were allowed to go through a special entry so that he could use the elevator. Jim was the caregiver for Mary and Phil and went with them. Jim has been in the chapel many times over the past twenty years but this was the first time there was no scaffolding inside of the chapel for the cleaning that has been in process for many years. That, with the sunshine, made this a very special visit for Jim. Because of the special entry we were limited on the number of people so I elected to stay outside because of the ramps that Jim would have to push the wheelchair up during the visit.
Everyone was hungry so we walked back to St. Michel Blvd. to a favorite crepe shop and Jim and Phil each had a jambon and fromage crepe while Mary and I enjoyed a cappuccino drink. And,
Everyone took time to rest and I caught the Metro to the tenth arrondissement to check out a
Back to our apartment to finish packing and cleaning and then we walked to Mary and Phil's about four o'clock. We first played our last two hands of Hand and Foot, finishing the game we started on Tuesday in Normandy. Mary and Jim won!
We're back in our apartment after helping Mary strap up the wheelchair for shipping as baggage but leaving it so that he could still use it as a walker until he has the airport wheelchair. We used two luggage straps and lots of plastic ties. Tomorrow we will walk the five minutes to their apartment and the taxi (van) will pick us all up at six o'clock in the morning for our trip out to Charles de Gaulle Airport. I'll probably do a wrap up blog after we get home, so for now ... au revoir
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