Sunday, July 27, 2008

The French Rivera


The next morning...not a very early morning for all of us...we went to see the beach...I set my feet in the French Rivera and off we went back to Frome UK. The trusty Queen Air got us back in 4 hours 45 min flat ...
I must admit she is a very nice Queen... thanks to her and our trusty pilots... she made another "M&M adventure flight of a lifetime" possible.
My thanks go out to Chris Vincent for his hospitality making us feel at home in his castle. Thanks again to Chris for letting me share his dog Jack and hopes for his full recovery.
Thanks to Sam and all the office help for putting up with me doing this blog in or near their wireless internet !and to Eve or Alice or whatever her name was who copied the pictures for us and for the laugh we had !
Thanks to Matt the cook who fed us when we needed food !
My thanks to Mandy for her friendship on the first leg of the trip to the UK...We were great
flight attendants together!
I can't say enough to all the people we met...but may God bless you all ! We had a wonderful time there and We will never forget you !
I must also thank my new found cousin, Grazia, for making our trip to Italy one of special heart felt time that I will never forget...beautiful ! Very beautiful ! bellissimo...Thanks Grazia!
Stay tuned for more M&M adventure flights!
Cheers .... Chow ....and goodbye for now...M&M(Mell and Mary)

Beautiful Evening


We found a place to park and took a walk on the harbor. We had dinner their in a sidewalk cafe and watched the moon come up.
We walked around the harbor and looked at million dollar yachts.
Well....we had no place to stay the night...and decided Cannes would be a better choice of hotels...so we take off for the highway.
We got back to Cannes much faster this time...but the choice for hotels was slim ! Everywhere we looked they were full. Again Chris got out his GPS...it will give you the names of hotels...so he got on the phone and called until we found a place that had rooms for the night. It was 1 am before we hit the sack...it never felt soooooooo good.

Monte Carlo Casino


It was still light when we arrived in Monte Carlo...we passed this massive casino...looks like some kind of palace !

Leaving Venice

We left Venice on the water taxi to the island of Lido...
We flew only part of the way back to UK stopping for
the night in Cannes France. We arrived around 6pm.
The guys just had to see Monte Carlo... one hour away...so off we go ...rented a car...well none of us spoke French...we thought we were following the sign to the interstate...when my gut said "we are going in circles" I looked back and can you believe it? Maryln Monroe passed me by for the 2nd time ! European vacation all over again!
But hey ...finally Chris got out his GPS and we found the interstate ! It was a very exciting time for all of us ! Mell was driving and Chris was navigating...
Sam and I decided we thought they did better in the air !

Rowe Gondola,Taxi Boat, Supply Boat













The guys on the Rowe Gondola...just out for their morning exercise.
We never rode the water taxi...they had water buses...you paid one price to ride all day.
Check out the supply boat...mostly beer kegs.

Dinner on the canal

video

We were serenaded by this nice Italian accordion player !

Taking a break