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... competent going downhill. Dave waited for me and Linda at a few spots so that we'd all arrive at Malaucène for lunch more or less together.
We spotted a quiet café and grabbed a table. On the menu were some sandwich and drink combos at good prices, so we each chose one. Recalling the "American" sandwich I had on our first France cycling trip, that's what I selected. It was half a baguette with strips of grilled beef ...
... I had a yummy paella, with clams, mussels (3 out of 4 closed tho)' scallops calamari and prawns with spicy rice and tomatoes. It was fantastic. Massive 22oz beers, which filled me up too. Playground for the Kids, cheese pizza and mac n cheese and fries (again!) and we were all happy. Everyone else had a scoop of ice cream to finish off, but I was so full, I couldn't get to sleep after we walked home. Would be happy to go back there tho. A great ...
... at about 22 - 25 degrees C. We are reveling in the Florida winter while everyone back home is drowning in the wet summer.
After lunch, I was restless so I dragged the family out to visit downtown Disney - basically a version of the V & A waterfront themed around disney. There was a huge lego shop there with displays outside (and inside) awesome in both design and scale. These are made entirely out of lego!!
For the past couple ...
... reading books and blogs and reviews. It seems that for every amazing thing I find I also read about the bad roads and the crime and the scams and the bad rental car places. It seems almost unavoidable. Yet it is tempered for me by the fact that my last trip was quite the opposite of any of that. I remember being a bit concerned about the crime but when I arrived all on my guard I ...
Saturday afternoon we (Pierre, Véronique, Yaëlle and I) left Gières headed south for the small town of Orange. Manon stayed at home to study for her Bac and make crêpes with her cousins.
It took about three hours to get there, and when we did, Anne's son Rémy met us at the door. I finally met Anne - the infamous woman with who Véro talked on the phone for an hour or more every day. I had pictured her completely differently than she turned out to ...
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