I hope you did not misconstrue my post. I never meant to even suggest you were an ambulance chaser. Never. I was simply suggesting that the hotel might take some responsibility for the accident.
I know exactly how you feel. We went to Toronto a while back, and my mother fell. Completely screwed up her ankle. She was stuck in the hotel for most of the time. My sister and I were still fairly young and were a bit hesitant to venture out alone. Therefore, all our plans fell through. Very little sightseeing for the first few days.
I hope and pray that your wife is not badly hurt, and with a day or two or rest the both of you can resume your plans.
Lord, have mercy.
Thanks, Liz (and everyone else). My wife is a very determined woman and once she makes her mind up, there's little possibility of dissuading her. She determined right from the pavement, to carry on with the trip. I would have cancelled (we had flight insurance) and booked a later date. We sat on the lanai last night and recounted our blessings. She's able to get around, Liz (and others), but with some tenderness. One good thing: her shopping expeditions have been severely curtailed (I'm speaking with tongue in cheek). ;-)
We cancelled our trip to Hana today since it would mean she would have to climb in and out of a tour bus several times. I rebooked it for Sunday so hopefully those few days will help to ease her discomfort. We're trying to look at other options (i.e. instead of walking about Lahaina, we'll drive to different scenic spots). Funny incident yesterday. We drove NW past Nipili to where the road becomes one lane and literally hugs the face of a cliff. I got into that predicament before I knew what had happened and there is NO way back. You MUST go forward. Trust me... I was petrefied. What if someone was coming from the other direction? Finally we arrived at this little stand where the lady was selling "the world's best banana bread" (or so she claimed). That was the BEST treat I've eaten in a very long time... probably due to the fact that it was so dangerous to procure. LOL I asked her what to do... go forward of go back. She said... "Well... the scariest part of your drive is probably over but if you go forward you have 8 more miles of it but not quite that bad. " To continue forward would have meant encircling that part of the island and bringing us to Kahalui. I decided to go back. I met a man selling pineapple and stopped to ask for his help which essentially mean... I bought his pineapple treats. LOL Anyway... he advised me to drive to bends... take a long look and then race for the next bend. Trust me: that mile and a half gave me the most opportunity to make the sign of the Cross I've ever made. It was one Hail Mary drive that I won't easily forget. So... you see... we're having an adventure!
I asked her today what she wanted to do and she had gotten up early to check things out on the internet, bless her heart. I also have a feeling that the prayers of the good people here are having a profound effect upon our vacation. Thank you, All, and thank you Lord.