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Southern California Birthday Week

For my 70th birthday my two daughters Lisa and Angela came to California to celebrate my momentous birthday. They brought their daughters as well, Amber with her husband Ian came from Oklahoma City and Maya came with Angela from Chicago.   We attended the San Diego Zoo, Universal Studios in LA, spent time in La […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Return San Diego

I only needed to walk several blocks to the main train station where after 15 minutes the bus going to the airport picked me up. Meet a few fellow Americans heading home from Pennsylvania on the bus. They had been in France, starting with Paris and ending with Nice. Once in the airport I turn […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Côte d’Azur

Well it’s the last day at the French Riviera or as it is called here the Côte d’Azur. I am going to take it easy and not do too much at all. Latte first thing this morning and then a stroll up to the train station to locate the bus stop for #99.  This is […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Monte Carlo

Awoke to a cloudy morning for my day trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco. After a Latte it was out the door and up several blocks to the train station. I am a little dissappointed with Gare Nice as half the automated ticket kiosks where out of order. With lines of poeple waiting to use them […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Nice

After getting up and getting ready I packed everything up and checked it with the reception. Out for a one last stroll of Aix-en-Provence. It was a beautiful morning and there were now vendors out where the clothnig vendors were yesterday selling antiques. Eveything from glassware, rugs, furniture, sliverware, pictures, jewelry, toys and even a […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Provence Market

I awoke this morning and tried in vain to upload pictrures from yesterday but, the provider is slow and my server is not responding to certain functions. One of them is the ability to create a gallery and insert it into the days post. While it rained a little early this morning we are expecting […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Aix-en-Provence

Last day in Avignon and my train leaves at 2:45 pm so a easy morning after the long day yesterday. Enough time for a nice breakfast and then I can catch the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes). Avignon was home to 9 Popes and this the palace in which they lived and ruled […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Pont du Gard

Well time is running out on what I wanted to see. The bad weather the first day through me off as well as several bus connections I counted on using only ran summer schedules from May to September 3. So I decide to take a local tour out to some of these spots just to […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Nîmes

Slept in a bit this morning as I have a light day and a heavy one tomorrow. The sun was out this morning but, the wind was blowing and it felt quite cool.  Jumped on the 11:38 train to Nîmes just a 30 minute ride away. Nîmes was another one of those major Roman cities […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Arles

It was a bit cool, windy and overcast this morning so I decided to jump on the train for the quick 18 minute ride to Arles. This city has a long history as it was a major Roman town in southern Gaul. It has an amazing colosseum, like that in Rome but, not as large […]

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2017 Barcelona / Provence Travel Blog

Avignon

Awoke to rain this morning so I am very glad that I got all that walking in yesterday. This room actually had a bath tub so this aching body needed to soak this morning. Some rooms, like the room at the Hilton in Barcelona only had a shower. It’s mainly the feet that need that […]