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Thursday 9 October
A few different cats and kittens came to visit in the morning. It seems that the village is slowly being overrun to the point where I am sure there are more cats than people.
Had a lovely lunch on the harbor. Bruce had an incredible pasta dish with a light baked
Friday 10 October
We continued our exploration of Triora. We ...
... Lots of tourists but it still has a charm with its narrow streets and view down to the ocean. Dropped into Vence on our way through to Menton.
Menton was our final destination. It is a scaled down version of Nice with lots of people in the sunshine sunbaking on the stony beach and lots of grand hotels. Enjoyed dinner on the esplanade looking out over the turquoise blue ...
... the easiest tasks..... We finally found one in a building that didn’t look like a shopping centre at all. It didn't help that it was pouring rain.
The drive up the mountain was scary. If the roads and traffic weren’t bad enough
the fog, or was it cloud, made it extremely difficult. Meanwhile our travelling companions were starving at home.
... architecture and portals worked with local slate. Most of the buildings are multi-level with shutters.
We had dinner in the village. As the area is known for its porcini mushrooms I ordered porcini fritte for main. It was crumbed, deep fried porcini mushrooms served in a little brown paper bag on the plate. Not quite what I thought I would get but it was nice nevertheless.
... happiness. I am glad God blessed me with the presence of this wonderful woman, even if I never learned her name. For now and forever more, I guess I will just have to call her my 3rd grandmother.
So that was my first night in Nice. I walked back to the hotel, laid down and attempted to prepare myself for what I could never imagine.
WAKE UP! yes and no. Waking up at 7:30 the ...