Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Beautiful Day in Lyon Yet Again

Tuesday was another perfect Spring day in Lyon, a good day to continue my research on the best pain chocolate in France.

Falcons LT Djamel Laib highly recommended that I partake of the pain chocolate at a spot in Lyon's Gratte-Ciel district.

Hmm, I wonder . . .

 Laurie and I boarded the Metro A Line

It was a short ride to the Gratte-Ciel stop and then just a two block walk to Avenue Henri Barbusse. Now, to find #33, the home of the Bettant Pâtissier Chocolatier Glacier and Salon de Thé.

The Au Negre Café

It looked interesting but it wasn't the spot we were wanted.


 An AWESOME assortment of
baked goods

 There it is, our new #1 Pain Chocolate in France

Warm, light, flaky and with a generous amount of dark chocolate, it vaulted quickly to the top of my Top Ten list!

Still, the research must continue . . .

 No need for any of these after
their glorious pain chocolate

Two Classics on the way to
the Parc de la Tête d'Or

Our Goal was the Parc's Zoo

Pushy Floridian Turtle

Mom and her Brood

A Floater

 Oh . . .

A Watusi . . . amazing beast

 Beautiful Leopard

Unfortunately, the large lion exhibit is still undergoing renovations.

Draft Palomino

The Parc's tranquil lake

A wonderful spot to sit, read and meditate.

It is Spring and the Parc is in full bloom.


 Flora in Many Colors

 Including Blue

Water Color Effect

Of course, a good game of Pétanque
is great on a day like today

Our two Cadet and Junior practices Tuesday night were solid ones. The League Champion Cadets (3-0-1) will open their National Playoff run on Sunday at home at 11:00 a.m. against the Montpellier Hurricanes before the Seniors playoff game at 2:00 p.m. versus the Albi Hurricane.

The Juniors (2-2) will travel to Avignon for their playoff contest to play the host Warriors at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This is going to be a very busy football weekend!

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