Lots of construction around the airport
27.08.2014 - 28.08.2014
Changed planes in Amsterdam, finally landed in Nice and got our bags. Ed’s was the very last one off the plane so Customs was closed and we walked through. Took the shuttle to Terminal 2 and no one was at TT Car so I called them. Thank goodness for my French SIM card. For some reason they had expected us at 10:25 AM even though the contract clearly said 4:25 PM. The Peugeot guy zipped over to check us in and get our leased car. It was great until he turned on the radio and no one could figure out how to turn it off. AAGH!
We set the GPS for our hotel and left with a blaring radio, no sleep and rush hour traffic. There is a lot of new construction since our last trip and dodging it was not fun, but we found our favorite hotel up near Tourrettes-sur-Loup and they were expecting us. They’ve put in new bathrooms with wonderful showers and we got an ocean view for a garden-view price. Hooray! The girls are arriving the day after tomorrow so we're free to explore until then. After the construction we had to drive through to get here, we will probably explore away from Nice. Supposed to meet friends for coffee in Nice tomorrow; not sure we have the courage to deal with the traffic again while still jet lagged . . .
Settled into Hotel Les Belles Terrasses with their Haitian paintings and carvings and their wonderful, friendly parrot. We zipped down to their restaurant to eat dinner. Had a marvelous pork dinner and went to bed. Exhausted . . .