La Bastide aux Oliviers
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... to be sure of the departure time, I mechanically checked our itinerary: Yikes! 1:01 was actually when our plane had left London for Nice a week ago. The flight from Nice back to London didn’t leave until 5:50 pm! This allowed me yet another opportunity to meditate on both the passage of time and the unfavorable effects of aging on memory.
Fortunately my mistake was in the right direction: we’d been given a gift of almost seven extra hours ...
... he had arrived with two beautiful bottles of wine. Only in France can I imagine a dentist coming home in the middle of the day to share wine with sudden visitors! Nanou broke out the cheese and crackers and we toasted our friendship—both the old ones of Annie and me with Nanou and Pablo, and the new ones which included Carole and Manfred. There was so much to talk about, and to see.
Finally we hugged goodbye and drove down the hill to La ...
... now they are trying to slowdown internet services. Mcdonalds now flourishes in every major town - free Wi Fi may have something to do with it and the english language is all pervading". Madame says that Monsieur tends to exaggerate somewhat.
The next day, tranquility returns. We promenade to St Paul de Vence, a very attractive medieval village fortress perched on the top of a cliff. Art is everywhere, Chagal painted and died here, Matisse was ...
... I was
thoroughly annoyed, mostly on principle, as the ticket was only one euro.
However, my day pass for 4 euro covered this trip. I questioned the driver but
he said the way down the mountain was not included on the ticket. Sorry, but
that’s absolute BS…. If I had more time/care I would have complained to somebody
higher up, but I wasted enough time stewing about it on the ride down that I
decided to let it go. The driver ...
... meats platter for lunch and cocktails before dinner, which was at the Italian restaurant 50m down the street and dessert at the frozen yogurt stand just past that. Then home for a chick flick, ironically, Notting hill, which it's setting we were now quite familiar with. It is so hot I can't move, fans on full at all times, clothing a nightmare. Hot! So damn hooooot. Tomorrow, Monte Carlo, soon to be broke and broken. Goodbye life savings. ...
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