Oct 19, 2016

Day 21

Today we shopped till we dropped. This picture shows the City Market. Luckily the hotel shuttle dropped us right off there. The market area is huge! Probably 5 or 6 blocks of vendors under this pavilion building. Everything from cheap trinkets to expensive artwork. We of course LOVED it. We also got several more awesome Christmas gifts!! Boy we walked and walked and walked though. We took a lunch break and ate at Bubba Gump's. It's from the Forest Gump movie. So we had to pose for a fun picture real fast...
More shopping the rest of the afternoon. Caught our shuttle back to the hotel at 3:30.

Even though we had a blast it was a frustrating day. Our hotel shuttle leaves the hotel at 9:30. We were waiting patiently at 9:00 so they knew we were there. There was only 2 other ladies waiting. It's an 11 person van. So we were good. One of the ladies was one of those entitled people who think they are better than everyone. She had two other ladies show up. We're still good. Then another group of people showed up and we were standing there waiting patiently. The shuttle showed up and the group of people pushed their way onto the shuttle. One poor guy was pointing at us telling his wife but they were here first. She just shook her head and loaded up. Taking a taxi for these people is possible. Taking a taxi for us would be a real pain since I only found one company that said they would try to take his chair. So the driver (who felt bad) said he would be right back. Well of course half an hour later he got back. Grr. Then the people in the market were mixed either jumped out of the way or stood right in front of the wheelchair texting on their phone. Grrr.

Another frustrating thing was there was a restaurant mom really wanted to eat at. It was featured on a Food Network show she watches. We were checking on it and guess what no wheelchair entrance. 5 steep steps into the restaurant. Yes I could leave his wheelchair out on the sidewalk but it's a very busy sidewalk. Would it be there when we got back?

But we made it a good day. Just sometimes it's really frustrating. I totally understand it's a historic place with OLD buildings but they need to consider people who can't do steps. Now to try to rest our feet.

9 comments:

  1. Sorry that you had a frustrating commute but at the end of the day you got lots of purchases to enjoy back home

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  2. Sorry to read the frustrating issues with wheelchair access. You'd think it would be easy to remove steps and have a ramp instead!
    For the "Lady" and her group, they appeared to be selfish. In cases like this, I totally believe in Karma: what goes around comes around... one day!!
    Still glad you turn it round into a good day with plenty of purchases.

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  3. I am so sorry that you met up with such selfish people. There is just no excuse for rudeness! And I would guess that there are lots of inaccessible places, but unfortunately in historic places like Charleston and New Orleans, they are somewhat restricted in what they can do to or for these old buildings and streets/sidewalks. Thus my broken nose in 2001! You have a great attitude, and made the very best of it... So proud of you! Enjoy your purchases!! Hugs!

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  4. Wow... I can't believe people are so rude! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day anyway, but not a good start.

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  5. I've had a lovely catch up read of your adventures, not sure I would have like to be around those crocodiles but the boat trip sounded amazing and how lovely the bus trip was all free.

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  6. There's no excuse for that kind of rudeness, but I'm glad you had a good day in spite of it. Sounds like great shopping, but I'm sorry you missed out on the restaurant.

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  7. And Charleston is supposed to be such a friendly city. Ha!

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  8. I can understand your frustration. You can find them everywhere, this selfish kind of people. Good that you still managed to make the day a good day for you.

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  9. I'm sorry you had a rough day people can be such A-holes! I worked in guest services at a theme park for 5 years so believe me I know!

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