Hello! I'm sorry that I totally missed Monday in the blog. I'll try to make up for it tonight and tell you about both days.
Monday was the first business day of the month, so I spent the morning sending emails, newsletters, etc. for the Norwex business. We left the apartment around noon and met two of our very favorite people in the world Martin and Patricia Lammert on the nearby Place Pie square. Beautiful 70 degree day and sunshine that only Provence can deliver!
|Patricia had a shrimp stirfry|
|Jerry had Carbonara|
|Mine was the plat of the day, duck breast|
After lunch we walked around town a little and went to a beautiful church where they know the parish priest.
|I am burning that top when I get home!|
|Sending prayers for Patty!|
|Bye bye, Martin and Patricia!|
Tuesday was leaving day. We packed, we cleaned, we left. Got a taxi to the TVG station (there are 2 stations in Avignon, the city center one, and the TVG (fast train) one.) Here Jerry has made a photo montage of what it's like to travel by train in Europe.
|Gare means train station|
|The departure board, here the departs are blue, the arrivals are green|
|The ticket. We are going from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu(2) (which means there are 2|
stations in Avignon, #1 and #2) on TGV #9866
Over to the right: 2nd class, voiture (car) 5, seat 17
at the bottom: price 38.00 Euro
|When your train is up, look at this to find out where you should|
stand on the platform to get on your train car. In our case, car#5
So stand by the "T" on the platform
|Everything is labeled very easily, even for English speakers|
|The Relay store: In every station; Food, magazines, candy, etc.|
|We are going to platform #4, and there is an elevator and a bathroom nearby|
|Stamp your ticket in one of these little yellow things before you get on.|
We don't know why, no one ever checks them.
|Little restaurant where you can get food that isn't|
wrapped in plastic
|This station has an escalator. Not all of them do and David|
has to carry my "steamer trunk" up for me.
|We will wait by the "T" exit to get on the train|
|Just like any travel, hurry up and wait. Except on a|
train you are responsible for your own luggage.
|Here we are waiting by the "T" sign to get on car #5|
|This is not our train but another one.|
Our ride was great over to Lyon, we went 150+ mph and saw a lot of beautiful countryside. But, the TGV was 5 minutes late so we missed our connection to Annecy. Not to worry, the train company put us on a bus.
|The buses are right outside the train station|
|When you see all our stuff, I wonder why we have so much. It doesn't seem like much when|
you're packing, but it sure feels that way when you are lugging.
We arrive in Annecy and for the first time on the trip the hotel really IS walking distance from the train station. Practically right across the street. After checking in we take a walk about which then turns into --Dinner!
|Annecy is in the French Alps just an hour from Geneva Switzerland.|
|canals all through town! Its like Amsterdam|
|We had a kir here right beside the canal|
|taking a boat ride tomorrow on Lake Annecy|
|On my bucket list is to have real Swiss Fondue|
|and we did!|
|We ate so much cheese! Delicious!|
We came back and let the cheese settle. That's all for tonight! A bientot!