Mercure Sophia Antipolis
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What better way to start the day , a swim in the Med, followed by alfresco breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice. People did their own thing before we started on the logistics of collecting cars, bikes and racks. Betty and I met with ...
Short story is that Sophie & Alexandra (Alex) met me at the airport and Alex, a new driver, drove us to Grenoble, where they live up in the lovely foothills. Seriously, it's as pretty, if not more beautiful, than my beloved Boulder; Right up against the Alps, Grenoble is surrounded by small to grandiose mountains.
Found Alex & Sophie @ airport no problem. They had just arrived a little late b/c Alex is doing 1000km of supervised ...
... walking tour and lunch at local restaurant (St. Nicolas) after on our own did inside tour of Prince's Palace and went inside the cathedral (saw tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier). Also went inside the Monte Carlo Grand Casino and walked around Casino Square...several expensive cars like Bentley, Porsche, BMW and others. Had drinks outside at the Cafe de Paris Casino then back to ship by bus.
Very long day and hot, hot & hot....27 to 29 ...
... to find no availability til next week. We could have called had we been able to find the locations on the MB France web site, assuming we could understand French of course. This meant we now defer our visit to our friends the Mayers until Thursday. When we get back to London I'll get rid of this car and in future get a Ford.
Any way tennis in the afternoon was okay and we'll find somewhere later to watch Nadal play tonight. Hmmm! No ...
... that Cap Ferrat was 'an escape hatch form Monaco for those with taste...'. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Allen (Microsoft) both have villas there.
We celebrated Stephanie's birthday with lunch and a very relaxing day on the beach before heading home with a car full of sleepy kids and grandpa.
29 Aug- Got off the day with tennis in the morning and then after Susan ran home we dropped pool side for the rest of the day. Tonight the US Open ...
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