The 201703 trip – ER, Arches, Mexican Restaurant disaster
Monday, April 3
J&P managed to get a referral from their home clinic. It wasn’t going to lower the cost, but would push the cost to the better deductible. So, Jen and Deb tried to go to a clinic in Moab, but it was full up – they were directed to the ER. Standard tests, an IV, fluids, potassium – and back home. Then we all went to canyonlands to start the girls on their Junior Ranger badges. Deb gave the girls the Jr Ranger backpacks she had bought earlier. We took it easy the rest of the day.
Tuesday, April 4
Deb, Sylvia and I went to Arches early. We went back to the Window Arches area and hiked to several arches. Then we went back to the visitor center to wait for the kids because there was no cell coverage back in the arches. When they showed up – we did some more Jr Ranger stuff, then we all drove out to the Delicate Arch trail head. That trail is 1.5 miles and rated moderate. With four kids, it’s more than moderate. Jen started carrying GG.
About a third of the way up, she gave up the carrier to me. Phil was carrying . We managed to get all the way to the top, but it was getting cold, some of us were a bit scared of the heights as the trail at the end was on a ledge. Things were a bit tense so we quickly took pictures and headed down to level ground to regroup. There we had a snack, and
swapped kids. Jen put GG in her tummy carrier. EJ and AJ moved into carriers (Phil and me). We headed down as quickly as we reasonably could. We made it down without incident, tired, I mean REALLY TIRED.
We drove into Moab to a Mexican restaurant Familia Mexicana. The put us way in the back – we ordered water to start and the waiter managed to dump several glasses onto the table and all over Phil and some on Janessa. After a minute what seemed like the head waiter or manager showed up and said “How about Marguerita’s”. We thought he meant “on the house”. Nope, after supper we discovered he had put 5 x $10 margueritas on the bill. They weren’t $10 margueritas and and there was no “comp” for dumping water all over us.
Only after making a scene did they drop the margueritas. It was still the most expensive Mexican meal I had ever paid for and the food was mearly “OK”. I quickly left as many poor reviews as I could find places to leave one. Maybe if you got better seating, didn’ t have a waiter dump water all over you, got a simple beer – not an over-priced sugar laden drink, you could have a good time there. Maybe.
continued next post.