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Get A Scooter And Save Money On Gas ~ What a great topic for discussion thought I, given the astronomical cost of gas rising on a daily basis.

Gas Crunch | Bermuda Scooters | A Souvenir Tetanus Shot

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Bermuda Scooter

Bermuda Scooter

Bermuda Tetanus Shot

 

I came across a great little blog ~ Mature Not Senile, which caught my eye – primarily because I thought it was something I could identify with.

The post was captioned Get A Scooter And Save Money On Gas.” What a great topic thought I, given the astronomical cost of gas rising on a daily basis. I left a polite comment suggesting that they be careful when out & about.

Here’s why.

The Hubster and I won a 7-day trip to Bermuda through a raffle sponsored by my oldest daughter’s  college Lacrosse team about 4 years ago. To make a long story short, we took a Bermuda honeymoon a lifetime ago. So I was really looking forward to going back. We were originally scheduled to go in September, but the night before we were to leave, Bermuda got hit by Hurricane Fabian. It was an omen of things to come. Now I have a Bermuda Shark Oil Hurricane barometer.

We re-booked for April and arrived on a Saturday.

Bermuda Vacations

This is me on the scooter we rented on a Sunday morning out for a jaunt about the island. Pretty cool for a Grandmother, huh? On our honeymoon, we rented mopeds (like bicycles with motors.) I could handle those, barely.

>Bermuda Scooter Rental

This is me about 10 minutes later, after I fell off the scooter. Standing in front of the Sonesta Beach Hotel, where we stayed on our honeymoon. (Partially destroyed by Hurricane Fabian.) Notice the ice pack on my left wrist.

And this

>Sonesta Beach Bermuda

is the Emergency Room entrance to The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda’s finest. They were really nice to me there ~ especially since I got put under General Anethesia to repair (temporarily) my broken bones and shattered wrist. They wanted to keep me overnight. Hell no. I’m staying in the really nice resort we booked for a week.

It’s nice to know the hospital takes American Express!

This

>St. Edward Hospital Bermuda

and this

>Bermuda Scooter

is what my wrist and arm looked like for the rest of the week. I had an external fixator put in when I got home, and 5 months of physical therapy afterwards! I got to take home a Souvenir Tetanus Shot Certificate for my scrapbook!

Here’s what an external fixator looks like:

>External Fixator

and this is the surgery I had when I got home after the doc put me back together again.

>Broken Wrist Surgery

and finally,

>Travel Bermuda Vacation

Here I am with my arm in a cast (but a nice tropical, Jimmy Buffett type sling) – now reduced to touring the island ~ by taxi & bus ~ just like the Baby Boomer I should have realized I am. So much for thinking I was still the new Bride, tooting around on a moped with the breeze blowing in my hair, or swimming at Horseshoe Bay on this trip. No rum swizzles, just meds. (OK, maybe one rum swizzle.)
Had to put the bikini away.

BTW, if you’re wondering what the sign around my neck says, it’s “I’m a gossip & a nag.” We were at ‘ye old town dunking’ in St. George’s.

So when I hear people talking about getting scooters to save gas ~ well, yes, it could be a good idea. But not for me!
These Boomer bones don’t heal like they used to!

If you get a scooter – drive safely!

 

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10 comments

  1. Wow, what a way to wreck a vacation! Five months of physical therapy doesn’t sound like any fun either. You poor thing. You really did a job on your wrist there!
    .-= Karen, author of “My Funny Dad, Harry”´s last blog ..You Want Me To Read About SNAKES? (Writer’s Workshop) =-.

  2. I’m not a baby boomer, but I have a feeling that would totally happen to me if I tried to ride a scooter! Glad you’re all healed now! Happy SITS Day and Happy Birthday Week!
    .-= Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy´s last blog ..Beer and Brown Sugar Marinade =-.

  3. All I can say is, ouch!
    .-= Hear Mum Roar´s last blog ..Five things I love about Summer-meme =-.

  4. What an adventure for vacation. But it rules out swimming that stinks. At least your ok. I’m not a baby broomer and I would not step on one on those things lol. I can barely walk without hurting myself lol.
    .-= mom2kmjx2´s last blog ..Vera Bradley!!! =-.

  5. Wow! I am glad you got to enjoy the rest of your week, even if you weren’t able to don that bikini. That hurricane really was a bad omen!
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..GG Book Review: Nights Below Station Street =-.

  6. Oh.My.Goodness. I would FREAK if I had to havce that metal thing on my arm! You are ONE BRAVE WOMAN!!! Happy SITS day!!

  7. Oh my goodness! What a souvenir! And what a memory!:)
    .-= Mel´s last blog ..Time Out Tuesdays: Link Up Your Giveaways =-.

  8. Oh no! That would be just my luck though! Note:I will be staying away from scooters if I am ever lucky enough to actually get a vacation!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Cotton Clay Snowman Sculpture =-.

  9. I’d love one of those but DH says they’re too dangerous. I guess he’s right :-)
    .-= The Local Cook´s last blog ..Pantry Essentials: All about Oil =-.

  10. I’m a big klutz, so I would have been there right next to you in the emergency room. At least you were gutsy enough to try it!
    .-= Shana´s last blog ..Finally some progress… =-.

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