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Making Peace With My Pain, Before London and Paris

A Metro sign lights the way in the evening, along a Paris street

I've made a very difficult adjustment in the last few days.
I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago, and very badly, too.
It isn't healing as fast as I thought it would and that isn't what I want, a month before our trip to London and Paris.

After a lot of serious thinking over the last few days, I've come to the conclusion I'd better plan for a lot of riding around, rather than walking my butt off, like I usually do when I'm traveling. So, now I'm on the lookout for some different ways to see the city. Kinder-to-my-ankle ways, to be precise.

I've found http://www.fattirebiketoursparis.com/
online, and this company provides guided Segway Tours! I think I like this idea. Me and the granddarling on Segways, zipping along the streets of Paris. I think we will take a day tour, to get our first taste of the city, and later on, a night tour, simply to appreciate the beauty of the City of Lights after dark.

The hop-on hop-off city bus is another option...taking a bus that stops at various locations across London and Paris. This would allow us to ride the bus until we see a place that we want to explore. We can get off, walk around and check it out. Then, when I am ready for a feet-up rest, we can get back on the bus and ride for awhile longer!


So, there are options for me.
They are just not the options I was expecting, but they are good options, none-the-less.
Just like the weather, life is ever-changing and we must change with it, adapt to what life hands us. This way, we get to continue to enjoy the delectable banquet of life's joys spread out before us.

Travel means so much to me, so if this kind of change is needed for me to be comfortable and to take care of myself as my ankle continues to heal...no matter how slowly...I'm happy to make it.
Trust the flow, darling child, trust the flow!

"I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full." ~ Lord Dunsany

An ancient candelabra in the crypt area of Chartres Cathedral

Comments (2)

I'm so sorry to hear that your ankle is not healing as fast as you thought it would.

You are smart to think of other options. There are also the boats (although that probably involves lots of steps). Just be careful on those segways. A kid ran over my toe in Piazzo del Poppola (and there was no one else near me!!).

Yikes! That's not good, a Segwayed toe would hurt! I am cautiously exploring that option, because it is a long time...4 - 5 hours...for their tour, and if I get tired or sore during that time, how do I get back to our apartment? Not likely they'll let me take the Segway home, and return it the next day!


BGE...the Paris HOHO bus is a good option. They are plentiful and frequent and cover the city quite well.

I think HOHO would be a great way to get around...hopefully, I'll be healed and strong by then, BUT I want to make sure have a plan B in mind, just in case.

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