It is Saturday morning, and we are packing up to leave Nice. We are sad to leave this wonderful place. We have loved watching the Baie des Anges change colors and moods with times of day and types of weather, walking up the Promenade des Anglais, and even our bus adventures. Nice has an excellent base to explore the Cote d’Azur.
And Nice has been the perfect place for me to rest and recover. As many of you know, my parents, Frank, and I were supposed to leave on this trip in September and barge through Languedoc and Provence. But my breast cancer diagnosis put that on hold, so we re-grouped and settled on a new trip with a delayed date. It is what I kept working toward all those mornings in radiation. My doctors said ok,but warned that I would be having the worst of fatigue and other symptoms during this time, so we opted for a low-key apartment by the sea. And it was just what I needed. For every day of sightseeing we did, we took a day off and rested, so I really did get a chance to recover but also be more than just a “patient.” Nice will always be particularly special to me after this trip.
We ended our time here in style – with champagne cocktails at the famous Negresco Hotel (see picture above) and dinner at our neighborhood bistro – Le Cocodile. Au revoir Nice – and hopefully a bientot.
Next Up: We fly to London this morning (we hope – London Airspace was closed yesterday, so numerous cancellations, but our flight is listed as on time). Then to Bath for the weekend – and another Christmas Market!