Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Laying Out at Nice's Castel Plage


Our first full day in Nice would turn out to be fabulous indeed!

But first . . .

The National Championship Game
pictures just keep rolling in

This was my favorite one of the day with Fred "Papi" Bastiand, John van den Raadt and, of course. the Casque D'Argent Trophy.


First Mock Up of our
Championship Rings

I would rather see the word NATIONAL replace DIVISION and maybe replace the football with DIII.

Otherwise . . . WOW!!!!!!!!!!

What do you think?

Meanwhile, back in Nice . . .

Wasn't this the P.I. Agency used
in "Midnight in Paris"?

Colorful Morning on the Riviera

I LOVE Olive Oil

Olive Oyl too, now that I think of her.

Oh My!

Cours Saleya boasts of a
wonderful Flower Market on
the way to the Mediterranean Sea

Carnival in Nice must be something
to remember

Of course if you can remember Carnival then you probably did not experience it properly.

Bright Outdoor Café

Desserts at the Marketplace

I LOVE Sun Dried Tomatoes Too

A Small Bouquet for my Beloved?

Thérèse
Queen of the Market

The dish that earned her the nobility status is what she is seen serving up to us here, socca.

Socca is an interesting chickpea crêpe that tastes quite good with a dash of pepper. It goes down smoothly with a cappuccino.

Laurie and her love of cherries

Garlic I believe

Odd Looking Tomatoes

We have yet to try them and time is quickly running out.

Spices in France to Die For!

Lavender

Aromatic

Adam and Eve after the Fall

Obviously, Eve was heading to the beach as this violent argument broke out.

Marseille Soaps on Display

French Kiss

This Gelato Store Would Be A
Problem ALL DAY LONG!!!

This poster pretty much sums
up the Battle of the Sexes

On a Beach Towel?

They serve a great café here
amongst many other beverages

A Colorful Rue in Vieux Nice

All Rues Have Two Names

It can be confusing if you are not careful.

Laundry Day

In Hoc Signo . . .

 Finally, we got to the BEACH!!!

Lots of rocks though

EUREKA!!!
The Castel Plage

"Two lounges and an umbrella in Row 2 plus a couple of towels SVP."

"These will do, merci."

Our View

Laurie and the Cabana Boy?
DAMN!!!

 Fine Dining at the Castel Plage Too

 Cliff Divers

Not quite like Acapulco but it would have to suffice.

Is the water warm Laurie?

Castel Plage Mosaic

What a GREAT day of doing nothing
at this cozy spot on the Cote D'Azur!

Interesting

You need as bigger helmet

Fascinating

Native Flora

Jesus has a restaurant in Nice?

Amidst all the fun and beauty,
WWII once again touched down here

Henri Matisse lived in this
golden building for 17 years

I like the color blue

For dinner, we took a tip from Julien Urgenti and headed back to the Vieux Nice for a place called Restaurant Acchiardo.

It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!

We enjoyed great food, a good bottle of red wine and a fun atmosphere at reasonable prices at this traditional eating spot.

On our walk back to the hotel, we found our neighboring church in a much different light.

Notre Dame

Rosette Window lit from the inside

It was quite spectacular.

Reading Is FUNdamental


This was the fifth book in the Bruno, Chief of Police series written by Martin Walker.

These books revolve in equal parts around French murders, French culture and French cuisine. I've enjoyed reading all five of these tomes over the past year and a half.

As for Wednesday, it is on to . . .
MONACO!!!

I wonder if Bond will be there? James Bond.

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