Oct 19, 2016
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.