Sunday, September 23, 2012

#3 France

Ok, I am going to try to be a little more informative on my travels, like Tanya from Bead and Needle , she is so precise on her information, it is like history class on her blog, go check it out, she is writing about her summer travels!

Sunday morning the 9th, we docked in Toulon, France. Our excursion for today will be to see Bandol and the Beach!

Bandol is a small town with a peaceful little port, packed full of quaint shops and cafes.
We hop on the tour bus and enjoy the drive to the beach, I believe the bus rides were one of my favorite things on the trip, I love going for drives, just ask my hubby, if he mentions a car ride I am in the front seat like a puppy dog, head out the window! Plus, the rides were a great way to actually see the towns away from the touristy spots.

We arrive in Bandol and start the walk along the shops and cafes, just us girls, Jeff decided to go sit in the sand and put his toes in the water, plenty of time for that later, girls gotta shop!
We got a little hungry so we stop in a cafe and had salad and wine. Perfect!
Off to see the beach where I put my toes in the water of the Mediterranean Sea!
Back on the bus for the ride to the ship, we will be dining with the Captain tonight! Courtesy of one of Jeff's friends who works for Royal Caribbean. Nice!
It was a lovely dinner, I sat between the Chief Engineer and the Ships Doctor!
After dinner we went to the schooner bar and played music trivia, one of our favorite pastimes on the cruise ships.

Bandol Beach

The shops and cafes

Let's eat here!

Caprese Salad, love the fresh mozzarella balls!

I did not care for the wine in France.

My toes in the Sea!
I am in red, Ronna in brown, Christy in blue, the Captain in white!


Bead and Needle said...

I love this post! How fun those little apartments above the shops are, with the shuttered doors...and I guess I never thought of France having palm trees (how stupid of me) - glad they are so universal. I'll bet you didn't see any in Alaska, though! And, I LOVE that you got a picture at Captain Stubing's table, with Doc, too - how cool is that!!!

Bead and Needle said...

OK, those tiny breadsticks in the salad ROCK!

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