Chateau de la Pioline
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Second to last full day in Europe.. sighhh.
Olivier and I went to an inlet to swim in the afternoon. Another gorgeous day. After coming back and feeding Charlotte some wonderful spinach gunk, we took a trip into Marseille, the second largest city in France next to Paris.
We first headed to Notre-Dame de le Garde, a catholic bascillia located at the highest point in Marseille. This church, seen from ...
... inlets. I prepared myself for the hike and for a swim, but I didn't realize how close I was to absolute beauty. The cliffs and the blue water were amazing... the boats lining the inlets... everyone swimming. It was surreal. I've been to busy Paris, spent a weekend in the countryside for the wedding, and now had the opportunity to take a dip in the ...
... lunch and returned the hotel. We relaxed around the pool until about 5:00 when we walked back downtown for a last bit of sight seeing and shopping. We had a wonderful dinner of Mussels and French Fries followed by specialty coffee and dessert. We returned to the hotel where the group met to cleanup any left over wine, etc. That is all for now, Cheeers ...
Although our alarm went off at 8:30 am, we laid around awhile before we got up. We went into the Centre Ville and found a parking garage. I did NOT feel like driving around forever trying to find a parking space.
The Centre Ville is very busy, not unlike Paris really, just on a smaller scale. It's difficult to maneuver through the streets. I know some of the drivers got impatient with me because I drive too slowly for them. But I can't buzz through those tiny ...
... the guitars. We had indeed arrived just in time for the "youth" Mass. It was intriguing to celebrate Mass not understanding. I followed mostly anyway but boy the homily is boring in a different language. Nicko needed a bathroom and I had to put my best sign language into action. What's Auslan for "public toilet needed urgently for 12 year old boy" again? The nice lady I bailed up looked horrified when she realised I only spoke English and didn't want to engage ...