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Travel Blogs from Valbonne
... it hits. If we were going to be here tomorrow, it would be tempting to hit the shops for some retail therapy. The only problem - it is a public holiday and everything will be closed. There are a lot of very sunburned people walking around the streets (but at least, not us). We did as we had planned and watched the Criterium. Most of the big names not present for the Giro were in action on the streets of Lyon.
... but the view was worth it. Although when I was dragging my 15kg backpack up those 200 stairs in the midday heat, probably around 25-30 degrees Celsius, I wasn't too impressed. But afterwards I could not get over that view. On my second day there I went to Lokrum island and poked around there. It's only a 15 minute ferry ride from the Dubrovnik port and it's quite beautiful. Peacocks dominate the island too, so that was pretty cool too, having them hanging around. On my third ...
... hour & awoke in a daze-- unsure where I was. Quite surreal.
Loaded up the car & hit the highway to get down to the Cote d' Azur region in the south France. Very picturesque region. Managed to sleep a couple hours, which was essential to my being able to function enough to meet/greet her dear old friends with whom we'd be staying for the next two-plus days.
Arrived by 10pm, met the whole family, including Jim's ...
... and saw the view of the sprawling city of Lyon, I couldn't believe my eyes. It seemed...so huge and beautiful.
Most of the buildings I saw had not been the ones of the old town. Most of them were just regular modern-day buildings.
But something about seeing that kind of view of an amazing European City, however modern and industrial, just seemed incredible to me.
I took several photos, then gazed at the city for a bit more time.
... my hands from the sun. Oh...you want to know...Susan was gracious as she practiced her new slice serve and I won both sets. Yesterday it was 1-a-piece.
Again, rain so play suspended early and we give up and watch old movies.
8 Sept - Still no repair men here when they were due on Tuesday...so hopeless are tradesmen when they have plenty of work...courtesy only when they have none. The drive to Fayence to visit the Mayers took 1 ...
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