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... but the facilities are good and as its all gravel no mud to worry about from the rain!
We took the bus into Lyon for a look around the city with no expectations but it was a nice city and easy to get around.
Now that its dry, we hope it will stay that way as staying / sleeping in the van with the rain pouring down is a pretty miserable place to be!!
After a rainy day off, we jumped back into tourist mode full force. After our morning routine of soccer in a nearby field and finding pastries, we took a tram, subway, and funicular (all one one ticket.... French infrastructure might be lacking for swimming pools, but they have the transportation thing down pat) to the top of Fourviere Hill to see the impressive and massive Norte Dame Basilica and ...
... shop. This was a bad idea. Possibly my worst so far. But I will detail the repercussions of that one in my Italy blog, which was where that fiasco unfolded. I had a day up in the French mountains, where there was mountains of snow and a heap of sled dogs, all of which lead to a great day in the snow. I think that covers most of the stupidity I got up to in France. Although, the people I tried to speak French to could probably detail how stupid every word I said ...
... back up, returning to fruit and veg, only to be confronted with the French language and a computer. James being James, found a lovely lady who very efficiently weighed and labelled all his items for him. Despite James thinking he speaks French (well every language actually, consisting of English with an accent from whichever country he is in), he is not nearly so fluent in reading French, so the help received was very much appreciated.
Meanwhile, back at the Villa, ...
... and a Zoo. However, we didn't stay long. Although we had meant to do some schoolwork there, we were all exhausted from lunch and still recovering from the big vacation (our lives are so difficult here, clearly).
All I can remember from Monday is napping and working on homework. But, the next few days should bring some excitement back into our lives: we have a two-day vacation, a day-trip to the country, another soiree, and MY PARENTS ARE COMING!
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services