Beth@NIH 5: Weekend

On Saturday I got up and managed to chat to my parents and Graham on msn. I went over to the hospital cafeteria which was the only food place open. The pancakes were tasty but the bacon was too greasy.

I headed over to the Children’s Inn to go on the mall trip for a while I thought I might not be allowed to go as Inn guests are given priority over lodge guests. They did two trips so I could go. I met a lady and her son from Harrogate and her son has proteous syndrome. There were two other families on the bus and one family were armish (sp?) and the little boys had tiny little braces and straw hats, so cute.

At the mall I had some thai food which is more like our chinese food (sweet and sour sauce and egg fried rice)got some presents for Graham and bought a nice jumpet and top for me. It was tiring getting around the mall as I only recognised some of the shops. The shop keepers were friendly and the other people on the bus did offer to show me the food court but I was in no hurry to get anywhere I just wanted a walk around.

At lunchtime on Sunday Robyn and her mum came to the lodge to pick me up. Robyn and I spent so long talking we had to be moved out of the walk way by her mum as we were taking up the space! We ended up spending about 4 hours in Starbucks where they kindly treated me to lunch which was very much appreciated. Robyn and I were both educated in mainstream schools so it was really interesting to share our experiences and how they differ from the USA and the UK. We nattered on about all sorts of things and we had a great time. We will definitely be meeting up when I am over here or she comes over to the UK.

I’m going to ring KLM to complain about the assistance I got on Tuesday and see if I can re-arrange my flight so I can fly back on Friday night.

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About Beth Dawes

I have no eye colour but I do have an iPad, a guide dog called Annie and a pink long cane.
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