France Day 8
We spent all of day 8 in Nice. We started off the day by walking around the main square and Dad & I eventually made it to the museum of modern art. Yea, always.
It almost looks like SF:
Dad & I at the Modern Art Museum:
Dad is intrigued:
Cube Head in the distance:
Then we all went on a walk on the coastline:
Then we walked back and ate dinner in the large farmer’s market/restaurant/swap meet area next to the beach. I also got some candy:
NOM NOM NOM ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Then we walked back to the hotel and found some interesting things and played around with them:
2011 Postage Stamps
I like the design of these new stamps:
Thanksgiving In San Francisco
This year for Thanksgiving, I got a ride up to the bay with Ethan and Mom flew up so we could spend Thanksgiving with Kendra. Dad stayed home. HEAAAA!!!!
I got dropped off at the Castro Valley BART (Bay Area Rapid [if you will] Transit) station which I then took to the San Francisco financial district where I met up with Mom and Kendra and we walked back to the Hotel.
View from the hotel the next morning:
And at night:
The next morning we Ba(r)ted (silent r) to Berkeley to see Kendra’s place. aka Birdland. Birdland if you don’t know is the home of Birdman. Birdman creates rustic birdhouses out of scrap/reclaimed/recycled materials and sells them for top dollar. Apparently he’s pretty well known in the bay area. I told Ethan about it in the car ride home and he knew who Birdman was HEAA! Birdland:
Birdman likes Jazz
I like Birdman
Kendra sat in shit. Yea, always.
Aronson Family Style
But seriously, what is Columbus doing here?
Then we went to The Stinking Rose for dinner which was not as good as it was hyped to be in my opinion. And then we walked through China Town to get back to the hotel.
And we also stumbled across some Banksy work:
The next day, we took a boat to Alcatraz.
And we took mass Aronson Family Styles:
Alphonse Capone, we will.
The old warden’s house:
Then once back in San Francisco, I got a sub-par churro 🙁
The Aronson Family does not belong in a museum:
And we really went so that we could see the Post-Impressionist exhibit but cameras weren’t allowed.
But I still got a picture of this famous one hahaha:
France Day 7
On day 7, we left Sainte Maxime on the a boat named the GYPSY XIV and we headed over to St. Tropez. The boat ride was only about 15 minutes long but it was a nice calm ride and it was really sunny out.
We then wandered the streets of St. Tropez heading towards a large swap meet. But first we ran into this makeshift farmers market type booth with fresh veggies and fresh fish.
Then we finally made to the large swap meet where we got a box of raspberries and looked around.
Then we made our way back to the dock so we could make it on the return boat.
Then we drove to Cannes where there was some sort of large music event going on with red carpet and all the jazz. But we just walked around for a while, took some pictures with Chewy, jumped in the water, and got ice cream. The usual…
Then we drove to Monaco and Mom and I decided to take a nap on the drive HEAA!
Monaco is a postcard.
Monaco is also spotless.
Then we drove to Nice. Nice is nice. My favorite place after Paris in France actually. This is our hotel and the view of Louis Vuitton below our balcony. It was really warm that night. But not hot. Perfect. Not to mention, the Mediterranean was like a heated pool which Kendra and I jumped in again after dinner.
Jumping in the Mediterranean again…