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Second to last full day in Europe.. sighhh.
Olivier and I went to an inlet to swim in the afternoon. Another gorgeous day. After coming back and feeding Charlotte some wonderful spinach gunk, we took a trip into Marseille, the second largest city in France next to Paris.
We first headed to Notre-Dame de le Garde, a catholic bascillia located at the highest point in Marseille. This church, seen from ...
... inlets. I prepared myself for the hike and for a swim, but I didn't realize how close I was to absolute beauty. The cliffs and the blue water were amazing... the boats lining the inlets... everyone swimming. It was surreal. I've been to busy Paris, spent a weekend in the countryside for the wedding, and now had the opportunity to take a dip in the ...
... lunch and returned the hotel. We relaxed around the pool until about 5:00 when we walked back downtown for a last bit of sight seeing and shopping. We had a wonderful dinner of Mussels and French Fries followed by specialty coffee and dessert. We returned to the hotel where the group met to cleanup any left over wine, etc. That is all for now, Cheeers ...
... pretty tired (and so was I, to tell you the truth), so it was hard for him to get up all those steep steps and streets. He was always worried that I'd get lost, so I'd go off in one direction or another and always checked back with him. When I came back to go to the bus, he was sitting having a glass of wine with Caroline, a lady from Switzerland who was tired of walking too!
We had to drive to the mountains part of the way on narrow streets with ...
... had a very enjoyable meal. Dee was in an adventurous frame of mind, so she tried "beef carpaccio" which, as we now are given to understand, is raw beef served in thin slices with a marinade of lemon and olive oil. Irene ordered a burger, while I ate tagliatelle with salmon, which was very good.
We then walked a couple blocks to the Monoprix store, where the girls loaded their little grocery trolley, returning home to unpack and unwind after a rather grueling travel day.