Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lunch in Monaco

I've mentioned before that I have a Fifty by Fifty goal.  I started 2013 at 23 countries visited and ended the year at 33I started 2015 at 37 which is pretty good.  But now I have only 18 months to get 13 more countries.  I might just have to adjust it to Fifty-five by Fifty-five.  But that's okay.  I'm certainly having a wonderful time and savoring every single new place.  

When we went to Nice for a weekend break, it was just too easy to get that #38.  We hopped on the 100 bus and paid 3 euros to go to Monaco for lunch.  If only they were all that easy and inexpensive.  The 20 minute bus ride along the coast is absolutely gorgeous.  I had to stop myself from yelling out to the bus driver "Stop!  I NEED to take this picture!"

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Castle Hill of Nice

In a place as beautiful as Nice, you want to take in all of the best views.  The best views in Nice are from the lush park at the top of Castle Hill, Parc de la Colline du Chateau.  When Matt asked "stairs or elevator?" I don't have to tell you how I responded. 

Castle Hill in Nice, France

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Restoration in Nice, France

After two full winters in London, I quickly realized that the weather is not the problem.  I don't much mind the rain.  It's the darkness that really gets to me.  Six hours of sunlight is not enough for this Texas girl.  (At what age must I stop referring to myself as a girl?)  Luckily, it doesn't last that long and we're rewarded with really long sunny days in the summer.  

Nice, France

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Prickly Life Lately

I thought it was time for a Life Lately update, just to catch up on the day to day stuff.  I started to make a list of the things that I would mention and quickly realized that my update was turning into a "proper moan," a "whinge" even.  Two very British expressions but they certainly fit.  In truth, I don't have a thing to whine about.  Life if really good.  So what did I manage to come up with?  Well...

Kew Gardens London