Arrival in Nice and Our First French Meal

We came from Seattle, Sacramento, and Chicago. We flew through O’Hare, JFK, and Frankfurt, with surprising and stunning views of the Alps sticking up through the clouds.

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The Alps sticking up through the clouds somewhere between Frankfort and Nice.

The Nice airport is right on the Mediterranean and we appeared to be going to Africa in order to make the tight turn onto the runway.

The Nice airport is right on the Mediterranean and we appeared to be going to Africa in order to make the tight turn onto the runway.

We arrived at almost the same time in Nice, even though we were scheduled to arrive an hour apart. Nice welcomed us with sunny skies laced with a light wind for the start of our glorious adventure.

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Philip Haslett, of Unique Provence Travel

We were met by our tour guide, Philip Haslett of Unique Provence Travel, and our driver, Bernard.

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Bernard, our driver

Our beautiful Mercedes bus was brand new and we traveled in stylish comfort to our first stop in France — the rest area and comfort station!

Bernard's new bus

Bernard’s new bus

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Deborah and Jeff posed with the lovely background of the truck parking lot.

Since we were on a mission to get to the first planned activity, a tour of Marcel Pagnol sites, we had asked Philip to provide a quick lunch — perhaps even a picnic. Our first lunch was totally Philip, and totally charming with our “bits and bobs” picnic.

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Terri, Brent, and Jeff enjoying the Provencal sun.

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Philip setting out our bits and bobs picnic.

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Jon getting the drinks ready.

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Our first Provencal wine

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Jeff managed to take fabulous photos with his iPhone — everywhere!

NEXT STOP: AUBAUGNE and LA TRIELLE

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