Then John and our son headed back to the apartment and our daughter and I took a long walk in the Tiergarten, the downtown park.
John fell during their walk back to the apartment. He said he just caught his toe on a smooth pavement. He was very slightly scratched but otherwise fine, but it clearly scared him, with good reason. I don’t know if a walking stick would help him balance—he bought two hiking sticks some years ago and has said he found them very helpful for hiking, though I haven’t seen him use them much. The difficulty at present is that any problem happens so rarely.
John went to the supermarket and a wine store after going back to the apartment and then in the evening we all perked up enough to take the subway to a Turkish open air market. We got dinner in that area at a Greek restaurant, but even that was expensive. We are very glad we rented an apartment rather than staying at a hotel.