This morning as agreed we slept it and caught up on a few tasks. For lunch I suggested we go 10 minutes (on Sunday) across the lagoon to a restaurant called l’Embarcadère. It’s right on the water in Treicheville across from Plateau. We took a taxi over and wrote down his phone number so we could call him for a ride back.
We had arranged with Paul to come to the hotel at 2:00 if he found that Michel was well enough to receive us. He was ill yesterday and not able to join us. Our agreement was misunderstood however. As we were finished lunch about 1:30, Paul called to say he was at the hotel ready to go. So we hurried as much as we could.
Even on a Sunday the drive out to where Michel and Paul live is traffic heavy. Today was no exception. We found him in seeming good health and in good spirits. He told us he has trouble with high blood pressure.
He offered us food and soft drinks from the celebration. We were full and couldn’t touch the food, but had a soft drink as we sat with him. I told Paul he could have my plate and after he finished his meal he started right in on mine, and polished it off too. Michel repeated several times how happy he was that we had come to visit him.
Once that was over I asked Paul to send a runner for a taxi, which arrived fairly quickly. We left Paul at that point since it is near his house, and Lee and I traveled back to the hotel through heavy traffic.
We met at 7:00 for dinner at the Ibis restaurant. Tomorrow we will make the long trip to Man, hopefully it will be uneventful and boring.