Nice 6.14.2007


Sleeping in, the guys feel a little run down or sick this morning.

Maybe too many cigarettes.
Today there is laundry to be done.
The front desk directs us to a nearby laundrette and cafe down the block.


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While the laundry dries, we spend a few hours enjoying croissants and espresso
and later a fresh chef salad.
Back in the room, we clean up, change clothes, and relax.

A tour of the typical Etap accommodation:

The spacious and clean restroom…

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…the dorm style furniture with a queen sized bed below and a twin bed above.

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…and we mustn’t forget the view…

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Restless in the room,
we rally to see the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas (L’Église Russe)
featured in the guidebook.
Out for a walk in the afternoon along the Promenade des Anglais,
some sights we saw along the way.

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Through the trees, the ornately tiled “onion domes” of St. Nicholas come into view,
but getting closer we find the gates are locked.

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No Cathedral today, and unsure what else to do,
we make the walk back to the hotel to regroup
and happen to pass through the blue tunnel from the night before.

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The sun sinks as we watch airliners take off and land over the French Riviera
while skipping sea-polished stones over the smooth Mediterranean shore.
Soon, I return to the room to rest
while the guys stay out late on the beach to relax and enjoy the new surroundings.


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