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Monaco

sunny 24 °C

Got up at 6:15 a.m. to get ready to head to Monaco. Troy slept in until 7:00 am. Had a quick breakfast and then drove to Cannes to catch the train. After a slight bit of confusion, we retrieved out tickets and were on our way. We got to Monaco on time at 11:19 a.m.  There was a yacht show going on in the bay. We walked as close as we could get to the yachts, but we were not allowed to go in any of the boats.  Walked around for a while seeing the boats from higher vantage points as we made our way towards our lunch restaurant. At 1 pm we ate at La Montgolfiere.  The food was very traditional and tasty but it wasn't as good as the night before.  After our lunch, we walked to Monte Carlo and saw the Casino as well as other yachts. On our way back we stopped at a cafe and had a bottle of wine and some Perrier. The cost was more than lunch. We spent 6.5€ per Perrier. Crazy expensive!  Afterward we made our way to the train station to head to Nice. The train was 20 minutes late and there were a lot of people waiting. When the train got there we had to shove our way on. We were like sardines all the way to Nice. Each stop we hoped people would get off, but more just tried to get on. It did feel good to have the door open.  It was a sweaty 20 minute train ride.  When we got to Nice we made our way to the Sea, stoping at a Hard Rock for a t-shirt and then making our way to a nice outside restaurant for some wine. At the restaurant we met some folks from Florida that were leaving on a cruise the next day.  Along the way we found out that Mike & Rita's plane was cancelled due to mechanial issues and by the time the issues were fixed the crew would have exceeded their allows duty time - extra bummer.  After drinks we meandered our way to dinner at Le Sojour Cafe.  It was a wonderful meal and the wait staff were all very friendly. After dinner we headed back to the train station and made our way back to Cannes and then drove back to the hotel.  Got back just before midnight.

Posted by dtbradley 08:07 Archived in France

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