bonjour from Provence!

Bonjour mes amis!

Tim and I are currently in Arles, a lovely small town in Provence on the Rhone River. Today we did a Van Gogh walking tour and followed his footsteps to the sights that inspired him. It's a pretty amazing thing to be looking at the actual sites that were the basis for his paintings!

We arrived in Nice a few days ago and had a fantastic time on the Riviera. Everything was amazing -- the sights, the gnocchi, the museums. And, oh! the markets! Mon dieu!

Here are some photos of our first few days in France...

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Here we are on our first of three flights, from SFO to Newark.  Notice the new bangs? I'm loving them!


First cocktail

Our first drinks in Nice.  I thought I had ordered white wine, but this was good too. We thought the popcorn was a nice touch!


One of the reasons that I love France so much is that there are so many beautiful, wonderful things all around.  Like these:


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If you look really hard at this shot, you can see the snow-capped Alps in the background!


And then there are the markets. {Swoon} Everything is so beautiful!


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Tim's new bff

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Finally, we stopped yesterday at a rest area on our way from Nice to Arles, and even those are beautiful! You have to give the French credit for selling Nutella & Go at their rest stops. That sure beats Doritos and a Mountain Dew any day!


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Finally, here we are in front of our hotel in Nice.


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A bientot mes amis! I'll post more updates and pics soon!