Saturday, September 08, 2007

On vacation - Day 1?

It's Saturday night..... so technically, it's not day 1 of the vacation, but it feels like it. It's the first day our body clocks are adjusted to the time change.

We left home Thursday morning for a brutally long trip. Medford to San Francisco, S.F to LAX. LAX to Paris, and Paris to Nice. Got to Nice at 6PM Friday night. Thank goodness I had reserved a room CLOSE to the airport in a 2-star hotel (the French equivalent of a Motel 6). It was so close to the Nice airport that taxis won't even take you there... you have to take the bus. But we crashed and hard!
Next day (this morning), we took the train to Frejus where we are staying for a week. We rented a studio apartment overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The weather here is beautiful, still warm, but all the tourists have gone. This is the off-season. Everthing is less expensive and calmer.


this picture was taken from our balcony. As you can see, the beach is a mere walk away, and not crowded at all. The little jut of land you see on the far right is St. Tropez (where all the RICH Americans go... notice we are NOT there, LOL!!)


Since we are staying close to the harbor, there is a little pier there where people fish. We saw about 8 cats all waiting for a handout. What a life!!!
Ta ta for now, I'm off to eat my dinner. (more tomorrow)
-Fran

3 comments:

  1. Bienvenue en France et repose toi bien
    Marie-Hélène à Madrid

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  2. Bonnes vacances Fran !!
    Isa norris

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  3. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Sounds like you are starting to enjoy yourself. I am so glad you are able to relax and put your feet up!!! I love the sunbathing cat!

    Cindy :-)

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