Hotel des Quatre Dauphins
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... be sometimes with the simple pleasures. A quick check on the iPhone to see how hot it would be tomorrow was quickly followed by a check of the BBC weather App for some corroboration. Surely both Apps can't be wrong? Does that ever happen? Because, what I'm seeing is torrential thunder, lightning and rain for the next 4 days or so. But we're in the South of France. In beautiful Provence. It's been roasting hot for the last 3 days. We have a convertible car. It can't be. Surely not..... ...
... the dark winding back streets. We even got stuck behind a white van that stopped at every restaurant to collect rolled up wads of money ! I honked the horn to indicate time to hurry up but then thought this through a little more as no doubt a reminder of Marseille's salubrious past and present. Dodgy buggers! Eventually, arrived at the hotel. Hopefully the low point of the entire trip. It's ok except we're not sure if we will last in this place ...
... Place des Trois Ormeaux to admire the cute square and its obligatory fountain, once again chilling Rosé de Provence in a large Aix tub under its spouts. On through Place des Pecheurs we tasted some gorgeous olives and cheese before Bill got a giant potato cake and a merguez sausage and I got a zucchini fritter from the market van. We sat down outside the Palais de Justice again to eat them but, as they were not really hot, I left my fritter for later when ...
... went down an alley and found a shop that sold little music boxes. Some of the songs were "Let It Be", "Thriller", "Happy Birthday" and "Carmen".
Kyle then found a wine store and got two bottle of red wine (each was from 2007). He said that he was getting them for his girlfriend and Trombone teacher, but Tyler, Jason and I thought otherwise. We crossed back by the Hotel Deville and saw the Cathedral which was incredible.
... she ever makes it to Daytona Beach.
Early this morning we received a surprise invitation from Janicke, the charming tour guide mentioned in previous blog entries, to tag along with her to Cassis tomorrow afternoon. She is traveling there to do some research for future trip clients, and it should be a great outing for us, as Cassis is a very picturesque little fishing village and port on the Mediterranean Sea, about 32km southeast of Marseille.