Saturday, June 18, 2011

Road trip — Six Word Saturday — Another side trip

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My Six Words:

I thought

I saw

a buffalo

(click on the picture, then click again, you will too)
I did see a buffalo, a medium sized herd of them. They were on the back road between Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Center Point, Iowa. My BIL, Jim W, was doing the driving again. And wouldn't you know it, the buffalo were on his side of the car.
Our road trip was to Cedar Rapids for a visit. First we went to Duffy's Antique Auto Museum and Sales. Then we went to the Czech Village.

Today I will tell you about an incident at the Czech Village. Our primary mission was to visit the museum which had flooded. It is being moved to higher ground. Here is a link to that project. There are supposed to have a Web Cam but I haven't seen it. Check Village and Slovak Museum & Library, upper right corner link button.

After being construction supervisors for a bit we visited an antique store. Then we had Kolaches and coffee at the Czech bakery. After that we visited another antique store.

I fell, again! Seems every time I go some place I am falling. My most famous falls were down some outside stairs in Ireland (link) and then my fall down the up escalator in London (link).

This time I was leaving the antique store using their back door as we were parked behind it in the parking lot. The people in the picture above had a yellow stripe to see the gentle down step but our store was on the right and it had no yellow stripe.
It seemed at the time that my worst damage was a bloody elbow. I cleaned it up with soap and water at the restroom in a very nice HyVee Store. But later my knee swelled up and hurt worse than before.

You can probably tell it was my left knee that I fell on. The Wednesday after we got home I had an appointment with my knee doctor. The Xrays showed right away that it was bone on bone at the joint. I already knew that because it made a grinding noise when it pivoted. I had not played golf since March 9th because of pain.

I blame the knee for my fall. When I missed the short step the knee would not support me as I tried to get my balance back. My surgery for a knee jont replacement is scheduled for mid July.


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Comments:
Ouch - that knee looks nasty, hope its better soon.

There's a whole new blog in this isn't there? Pics of famous places and the falls you've had.
 
That looks sore! Hope you feel better soon.
 
Please take very good care of yourself, especially on Monday, Dr Jim. May you feel the peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father.

Hope your elbow and knee will heal completely and speedily. Take care.
 
Boo on falling. Sounds like a great trip otherwise.

As for your guess re: my wine barrel. Keep in mind that those corks were collected over a period of two years, including a couple of parties on the back porch, etc. So we're all good!
 
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.

Sorry about the fall. Good recovery to you.
 
Buffalo sounds cool! :) (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)
 
Yeah for seeing the buffalo...too bad for the ouchy stuff while trying to sight see...happy healing!
 
I'm so sorry Jim for your knee pain. It looks really bad. You have my sympathies! The buffalo was a sight to behold. I love these animals. I go to ND to the badlands at least several years to see them roam. Great 6WS!
 
i hope your knee is feeling better. as always i enjoyed reading your saturday post. i finally have the time to visit from 6WS!
 
YOU MIGHT FALL THE SAME REASON AND WHY I FALL<><>,.YOU HAVE LOST SOME OF YOUR BALANCE<><>.TRY TO WALK ACROSS A LOG OVER A STREAM AND IF YOU FALL IN THE BRINK LIKE I HAVE DONE THEN BALANCE OR AN INNER EAR PROBLEM MIGHT BE YOU problem
 

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