Yesterday, Fran reached a real milestone. Karen Salant was visiting from Oregon. They announced that they were going to lunch at the Del Mar Plaza, sans wheelchair. Karen helped Fran into the car, put Fran's cane in the trunk, and they set out. They returned about 2 hours later. According to Karen, they parked in the garage. Fran walked from the garage to the sidewalk, and then up the ramp to The Breeze, where they had a leisurely lunch with a nice glass of Chardonnay. Then they returned to the car on the same path and drove home. Fran was a bit tired and took a nice nap, but was extremely pleased with her demonstration of independence.