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... but the facilities are good and as its all gravel no mud to worry about from the rain!
We took the bus into Lyon for a look around the city with no expectations but it was a nice city and easy to get around.
Now that its dry, we hope it will stay that way as staying / sleeping in the van with the rain pouring down is a pretty miserable place to be!!
After a rainy day off, we jumped back into tourist mode full force. After our morning routine of soccer in a nearby field and finding pastries, we took a tram, subway, and funicular (all one one ticket.... French infrastructure might be lacking for swimming pools, but they have the transportation thing down pat) to the top of Fourviere Hill to see the impressive and massive Norte Dame Basilica and ...
11:29 AM I'm currently on a TGV train (it's just this extra expensive fast "bullet trains"), on my way to lyon, we already passed Avignon, so I think the next stop will be mine. I had fun in Marseille, more fun than I had in Paris actually and I think I owe it to Mark and Morad who seem to really go out of their way to please me. Such nice people, I definitely owe them one. It's too bad I couldn't really go anywhere yesterday, I had quite a few plans and now ...
... Julie is feeling more chirpy and decide to have dinner at Le Rive Gauche which is near our appartment so an easy stagger home.
Julie had the entree of Squid then Rabbit brochette with prunes and I imbibed in a Rive Burger and finished off with profiteroles with ice cream. No Chantilly cream as I am watching my weight. ��
Another Saint Emillion Grand Cru and we were ...
... fish, meat, dairy and vegetables. The job of collecting the food, is much more fun than doing the washing up for 10 people who have just used every saucepan and plate in the kitchen.
After we have made all the stocks, the next day we moved onto the sauces. Hollandaise, Mayonnaise, Béarnaise and then the Beurre Blanc. There was a lot of butter (clarified butter) and a lot of egg yolks used this day (and also a lot of whipping/whisking), moving the sore joints from ...
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