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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tourrettes sur Loup with Nola and Randy
sur Loup with Nola and Randy
One of our
favorite villages in the south of France is Tourrettes sur Loup, partly because
Nola (MA’s sister) lived here for many years working at the Burger Bistro, an
American owned restaurant that years ago was very popular with the famous and
the not so famous. Tourrettes is about 20
minutes north of Vence. As you will see from the pictures, one can quickly be
transported back several hundred years imagining what life was like when the
stone houses and cobble stone streets were built.
We have a
favorite restaurant we always go to with Nola and Randy. We each ordered something different, well
except for Nola and me: “Croque Monsieur” each, (grilled ham and cheese). MA had “une salade avec gambas” (shrimp salad)
and Randy had the “plat du jour” which was pork with fresh green beans. After lunch we strolled around, got some ice
cream, I took some pictures and we headed back to Vence.
Randy & Nola
Nola & Mary Alice
Table water is served in blue bottles in Provence
hangout in Vence is Henry’s, THE most popular spot in town. Nola and Randy know the owners and our
favorite waiter Yves who greeted MA today with kisses on both cheeks, very
French! We had coffees and called the day a huge success. Tomorrow we meet them again at Henry’s, but
in the morning. It’s open air market day
in Vence, always a big and may I add fun event.
MA usually buys something to wear that she ends up not wearing after
all. It probably looks OK in France, but Texas?
Who knows! We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant where the chef is a
long-time friend of Nola and Randy’s.
Then we’ll have
to bid “adieu” until the next time. MA
and I have to put the apartment back the way we found it and pack our bags for
two days in Paris. Then it’s home sweet home on Monday, arriving at midnight! I’ll be up early Tuesday morning to get Tanner!!