topless on the mediterranean…

sept. 25.  2012

tuesday-day 16

no, not me topless.  thank goodness.  today we pulled up to a beautiful, find sand beach, only 30 minutes from our house.  and bam!  a topless woman right there, on the towel 20 feet from us.  my first experience being around a half naked person, and it’s weird how it doesn’t bother them, ESPECIALLY with children around…  but no bother, we ignored it the best we could, and enjoyed the beautiful weather, sand, and it’s brilliant here…at the back of the sand area, they have swings, slide, and ziplines for kids to do.  so much fun.  we tried the gelato here, gross.  but we headed back to an appt. at 4 for alex to get her hair and layers trimmed, and it turned out awesome, and for only 17 euro.  it’s amazing how one slides by not being able to communicate french very well…who knows what is being said, but there’s a lot of “oui” and head nodding on my part.  i love that before they end a phone call or when someone leaves, they always say “merci, au revoir.”  it’s lovely.  and “bonjour” before they say anything else to you.  nobody waves though.  we pass these old men every afternoon, and we’ve started smiling and waving, but no wave yet.  we’ll see if we can wear them down to wave eventually.  after hair trims, we grabbed some yummy chocolate chip pastries and soft baguettes.  it’s amazing they are only 1 euro each!  what a deal.  it’s easy to get fat here!

we took a walk after we had dinner on the terrace, and took a baguette to the nice couple who helped us get our car off the steep stairs our first night.  here are a few pic’s…don’t know if the stairs are noticeable enough, they blend in well!  glad we made it through that crazy, horrifying experience.

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Imagethis is the rue we live on

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we were pulled in over the sewer circle there…and stuck on this descent…oh bother.

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Imagethe street we thought we could drive on…uh, that’s a no!

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Imagepart of the wall from the medieval times that protected the village

Imagejust a beautiful archway.

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