I spent two hours yesterday, touring historic downtown Boston on foot. A fascinating experience; interesting historic buildings and a people watcher’s paradise!
Pattie would love it here. But it’s only October 10th, and the weather is 60 degrees and overcast. That’s a cold winter day in Tampa! Bet I wouldn’t love walking the narrow, historic side streets–lined with six story stone and brick buildings–if a cold, 22 degree wind was whistling in one ear and out the other!
I scouted Boston Commons, site of last night’s LLS Light the Night walk. Love it all! All except for uneven brick sidewalks where the roots of hundred year old trees have pushed up the pavers and turned them into booby traps, set to trip oblivious tourists looking up at all that history.
I avoided all of the pitfalls that might have been problematic; all but one steep curb a few blocks from my hotel. Thus far, my walk had been relatively pain-free. But when I unthinkingly stepped off the curb hard onto my left heel–WHAM–pain shot through my leg like I’d been hit by a Taser!
If this isn’t a plasmacytoma on my left iliac crest, I’ll be shocked. Those of you that have experienced bone pain know of which I speak. I thought I may have broken something, but the pain settled down as I hobbled on. Now all that remains is a deep, throbbing reminder of a very close call–and all that remains to be determined if the likely bone lesion is worth radiating.
I’ll share some pictures and thoughts following yesterday evenings event Sunday; I don’t have any way to download pictures on my age-old HP Mini travel laptop. Time to trade my four year old baby in for an updated model with more ports and power! I’ve been pricing them and it’s amazing what you can buy for $400. Like big screen TVs, prices have been cut by half over the past few years.
At least something is less expensive for a change; my 2 eggs, sausage–and a broasted pear I didn’t even order–cost $24 plus tip. Crazy Boston!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat