Saturday, March 4, 2006

Hello from Nice

Hey guys,
It's about 5pm here in Nice, France. We're writing to you from the second floor (or 1st floor if you're from Europe) above a little cafe in the old part of the city, several blocks from our hotel. We thought it would be a good idea to drop you guys a line now, before we board our train to Rome later tonight.

After only a short delay flying out of Amsterdam we arrived at approximately 4pm here yesterday. We're still having a great time... our one-star hotel is a cute little place where most of the adjoining rooms are people's apartments. After checking in we went hunting for dinner and found a great little place where we enjoyed some seafood.

Which reminds me - I forgot to recount a good story from a couple of days ago in Amsterdam. When we were out to dinner Leslie was about to be brave and order the "special of the day" even though she didn't recognize the Dutch words. I decided to ask... and we were told it was rabbit. :) Leslie decided to change her mind, and wouldn't let me try it either. :) The look on her face was priceless.

Anyways, we spent most of today walking around and exploring "Vieux Nice" with all of its old stucco charm. We walked all over the place, including up a huge hill where the old castle used to be hundreds of years ago - now it's an incredible vantage point of the entire city and coastline in every direction - I got lots of photos. :) The weather here is verging on tropical for our Canadian standards... we probably got up to 15 or so today - it's funny to see the locals walking around covering their ears or faces from the "cold" while we barely need our coats.

Mom and Dad - thanks for the email, I was wondering why I hadn't heard from you. :) We picked up something today for you guys that we hope will match your new paint colour in the dining room. ;)

So that's about all the news for now - as mentioned, we're going to catch the overnight train to Rome tonight after some dinner. We'll drop a line when we get the chance!


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