Honey and I flew from SFO to Munich on this plane:
Nooo, not really. This was a snack shop at the Munich airport. Cute, huh? Anyhow, our layover in Munich was long enough to get out for some 'fresh air,' as dogs like to say. And then we were on to Nice. Door-to-door, it took about 23 hours. A stretch of time, to be sure, but completely uneventful. Whew!
Vince's trip was not so easy-breezy. In fact, it was dark and stormy. And there was an emergency landing. And tornadoes. But that's a tale for another blog post.
Honey and I got to Nice and found that all was as we left it last summer. The apartment, our neighborhood, Old Nice and The Mediterranean. We toured the food and flower market in Old Nice on the Saturday after we arrived, where all the familiar sights, smells and sounds welcomed us back and reminded us why we find the Cote d'Azur so utterly charming. (Check out a larger version of the video below by clicking here!)
Even the lovely sunset was just where we left it:
Honey made herself at home and settled right in:
But we were awfully lonesome until Vince came, nearly a week later. Thank goodness for Skype!
And thank goodness for our friend Christine, who was so sweet -- meeting us at the airport and keeping us company while we awaited Vince. We spent some lovely days together, and she made our wait seem not so anxious.
So, Honey and I were on our own for awhile.
Vince finally arrived last Thursday, and we are thrilled to be a family again! I'll file his travel report in the coming days... stay tuned!