The French Riviera:
This is from the
A view of Monaco, the
Monaco, or Monte Carlo is the get away
The back of a casino in
All in all, I loved Nice. I loved France.
Well, its been two years since this trip and
I'm just now getting to these pages - so my
memory is a bit fuzzy. But I'll do my best.
Ah, Nice - you can tell from the photos that
the weather was not perfect, but it certainly
made the water color spectacular in
contrast with the sky.
We stayed in a really nice hotel about 5
blocks up from the El Meridian hotel that is
on the Mediterranean. The beaches here
are pebble beaches - rocky instead of
sand, which was a new thing for me. The
water was refreshing - (that means COLD
for a Gulf kid like me) but I did venture in up
to my knees to say that "I did it! I went into
the Mediterranean ocean!"
As you can see from the pictures the weather wasn't
perfect. As a matter of fact there were several heavy
down pours while I was out and about. One while I was
with Mom and Dad looking for a lunch place. Our tour
guide, Alex said the best pizza in Europe is not in Italy -
its in Nice. So while we were trying to avoid being
drowned by the cloud burst, we took shelter at a pizza
place - (see picture of mom and dad). And boy, was Alex
right!!! Best pizza ever!
We stopped on our way to
dinner in Monaco / Monte
Carlo at a french perfumery.
That was kind of neat. But
OSHA would have shut the
place down - they were
making perfumed soaps and
I kept thinking - "that guy
could easily loose a finger in
that knife machine!!!"
An elevated view
of Nice - looking
west at the
harbor, and south
at the private