Monday, November 01, 2004
The Nice Trip
We decided to spend the long weekend in Nice, taking advantage of the Toussaint holiday today. We took the overnight train from Paris on Friday night leaving at 9:30pm. We arrived in Nice at 8:30am. The kids love overnight trips -- planes (Brazil), Ferries (England) and Trains (Italy), so they had been asking to another trip. They slept, as the saying goes, like babies. For the adults, we had a much more difficult time. Despite the fact that the train company, Corail, gave us a "good night kit" -- ear plugs, a bottle of water, tissues and wet wipes, we didn't sleep well. For me, I had a problem with the light weight but warm button-up sleeping bags. Every time I turned it seemed like a button popped open and I'd wake up. For the return trip we are definitely taking the TGV-- the fast train back to Paris.
While in Nice, we went to the Matisse and Chagall museums and the kids behaved themselves. At the Nice rock beach the kids spent a good hour throwing rocks in the water. For a while, a couple of other tourists joined them and many pictures were taken (by the tourists). It was really quite funny. I finished the Lady and the Unicorn book. Now I'll have to take another trip to the Cluny Museum in Paris to check out the famous tapestries. I'm looking forward to it. Anyone want to join me?
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by ViVi : 7:37 PM
I loved "Girl With the Pearl Earring." I thought the descriptions were amazing and I think I read it in one sitting. Is "Lady and the Unicorn" a good read, as well?
I hope you guys had warm weather in Nice. Madrid was cold and mostly rainy.
# posted by Anonymous : 5:25 PM
Buy the train ticket and come. You won't regret it, I'm sure. The tapestries are a wonder and if you come now, no or few lines.
I liked the book. It was a good read, but, and I know I sound nerdy, there was a lot of gratuitous sex. Other than that, I always enjoy these books that get me interested in French history.
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 6:16 PM