May 30/31 - Wednesday/Thursday - Antibes
Obviously we got here. The BA flights were really nice. We had upgraded to World Traveler Plus and it was well worth it. Bigger seat, more room, separate cabin. Uneventful flight but what came in handy was being AA Platinum and thus able to use our OneWorld status to bypass the lines, and even the security
lines when we got to Heathrow to transit to the Nice flight, though we forgot to do that. At any rate both flights went great. Arrived finally at Nice airport at 2:40pm.
The car rental was a tale in itself, took almost 30 minutes just to find it, and, as usual, they didn't have what we rented. On the other hand they upgraded us to a larger car, a mid sized Peugot. Hopefully it won't have any problems navigating the streets of the little villages we're going to visit. By the way, the GPS in the car is Nigel. Last year she was Bridget.
Took the scenic drive along the Mediterranean to Antibes. Total beach views, not a lot of sandy ones until you reach Antibes, but there sure must be a lot of people with a lot of money here as everywhere you looked there was another yacht moored just off shore.
Got to the hotel at 5, unpacked a bit and then left to walk the old town, shore drive, etc. Finally stopped about 6:45pm for dinner. Karen had her usual pizza with salad, wine and ice cream while Mike had a ton of Mussels, salad, Salmon, Mousse au Chocolat and wine.
After dinner walked some more but by 8pm we were starting to drag. So back to the hotel to shower, blog a bit and get ready for sleep finally.
The weather is great, but the constant rain that weather.com kept threatening us with was non existent. It's 68 or so but with the humidity it feels warmer and the breeze from the sea is cool.
Just a few pictures today below. The Med, and a quaint street in the old town. Enjoy.