But in 1998, I traveled to France with my husband of many years, and we based ourselves in Aix-en-Provence for a week - at the Hotel des Augustins off the Cours Mirabeau. We toured the countryside and very much enjoyed Aix. This time, Rita and Joel took Ginny and me back to AIX - for lunch, to watch people, and do a little shopping (of course!) We ate at one of the big cafe/bistros on the Cours Mirabeau, and I had their version of the Croque Monsieur, called the Croque Mademoiselle - with egg. It was a fun time, and it was our last day with the family. I was most impressed with how crowded it was in Aix and how clean and uniquely organized the garage was where we parked the car. We also stopped into Hotel des Augustins with its interesting lobby.
Did you ever see such a clean garage? It was immaculate; the free spaces were indicated with lights along the ceiling and floor, and the whole place was bright as daylight.
Happy in the restaurant!
Ginny & Rita shopping. G wasn't happy with what she wore and ultimately bought a skirt to wear over her leggings. Here Rita is attempting to wrap the scarf around her waist.
Next: On to the Chateau Dumas and our Festive Workshop!