The sidewalks in San Miguel can be treacherous. Many steps up and down and sometimes the lids to underground services don't fit well. So when walking through town you need to keep an eye on the surface, and when you want to take a closer look at something, you need to stop walking or you can get hurt. We are both very good at this and have managed to walk around without any mishaps. Until last week when we were on our way to the Monday morning coffee klatch. Shelagh was walking behind me so I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but she tripped and fell down. On the way down she struck her head against the stucco wall of a house and cut her scalp quite badly. A couple of nice people came running up and pointed us into the direction of a clinic not far away.
|Sanatorio Torres de San Miguel|
It took a bit of searching for the clinic, but after asking some folks we found out that the clinic is in a hostel and the doctor was called up to check on Shelagh. He arrived fifteen minutes later and checked the injury. She needs stitches! After a thorough cleaning he put in three stitches and added a bandage. We decided to go home and take it easy for the day because there might be a slight concussion. The doctor told us to come back in eight days to have the sutures removed. Well, today is day eight and we went back to the clinic. The sutures have been removed and all is well. Shelagh just needs to be careful around the healing area for a while.
|Waiting for the doctor amongst good company|
|The Good Doctor|
|It could be worse... A funeral procession|
With that ordeal behind us what better to do than have a pizza and a beer! So we walked to Cent'Anni, a good Italian joint in town with a fantastic roof deck. Our pizza was delicious with pepperoni, sun dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and goat cheese. We have decided to return soon for dinner.
|On the roof terrace|
Back home now waiting for the laundry to be delivered, and then we're off to "Hanks", a Louisiana style bar restaurant for Taco Tuesday and two-for-one Margheritas! Life here is a blast...
|Trimming the trees in the Jardin|
|Many of these beauties here|