Saturday, April 3, 2010
Saturday, April 3 started with a light rain as we walked to the train station for the trip to Menton, the 'most Italian city of the French Riveria'. The train schedule is reduced for the weekend and we had too wait a little longer for our train which ended up being quite crowded, although most of the people got off at Monaco, Monte Carlo. We kept on going to Menton which is very close to the Italian border, thus we lost no money gambling in Monaco. Menton is a lovely seaside town with lots of rich people, and known for the citrus festival in February. It rained lightly off an on during the day, we had a nice lunch inside a restaurant for a change, then walked along the streets and got back on the train for Nice. This is day three of the search for the elusive coffee grinder, for some reason we have not been able to locate a coffee grinder in this area, coffee is sold along with coffee makers, but no grinders; perhaps people expect someone else to grind their coffee.....Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, we expect to hear lots of bells and the weather is supposed to be warmer.