Mayo and More...
"If You Must Go to Rochester..."
it is probably for health reasons - either as a patient, family member or to provide the service. Usually people are in Rochester for medical treatment. My first visits, however, were with my father who was a medical products salesman, first for Bard Parker, then again with 3M. But I was able to be a lucky visitor - I had my HORSE with me and worked with a trainer during the day while my dad made his calls.
Later, I was there as a girlfriend and got to know the area around and in the city during college weekend visits.
Recently, our son and his wife needed the help that specialists at Mayo Clinic provide when serious health issues arose last fall. Rochester became even more special as I observed the care that was provided during our week.
I had plenty of time each day to rediscover the city and the changes that have taken place since the last time our son again needed special assistance, this time for a life altering injury in 2002. Each visit, while unsettling due to the reason for being there, was very interesting from a visitor's point of view.
There is much to see and small blessings everywhere you look.
"Inside the Clinic..."
everything is done to help those people who MUST be there enjoy the surroundings before and after their appointments. I marveled at the glass sculptures suspended from the ceiling,