Day At Beach Club W/All the Locals

Trip Start Jul 06, 2009
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Trip End Aug 19, 2009


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Where I stayed
La Nola Beach Club

Flag of France  , Provence,
Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ok, so we only slept a couple hours, but the beach club was calling us.  If I am going to pay 19 Euros for a chair; we will get the full day.  Kids rose immediatley and off we went in suits.  Arrived at 8:45 AM to the beach;  Not a single person on the Croisette maybe some joggers, which you never saw before.  They all started laughing when we arrived.  The beach boys were getting the chairs and cushions assembled.  They also put some type of carpeting down so that your feet don,t get sandy, how funny thought that to be the point.  Gorgeous view from the chairs.  The beach boys needed a certain look to work there.

Kids and I swam entirely alone for an hour.  Alex moaned that the view and scene not as fun.  Italian man qrrrives, he is placed in chair up front, we are thrid row, pecking order to all this.  He is given an expresso and an Italian newspaper and they all immed cater to him.  He swim way out to the ocean by himself, very brave since I guess he is ABOUT 70  or so;

Around 11 the peeps start arriving.  Ev ery women perfectly coiffed, stilettos and the smallest bikinis one  can imagine.  Not an ounce of fat on any of them.  Averyage around 60 or 70.

They are all kissy kissy with one another and speak in French asking who we are, so funny, we are totally their muse for the day.

There is one lady in particular we need to rember6 Lime green string bikini, lime stilettos and all done up blond hair.  She has lime sarong and not a day younger than 70? she appears to be like the queen of the group, they all go to her and kiss her and such.  Today she is with her grandson or such, yesterday alone.

Alex watches the water sports.  He and Parker conive andd convince me to see how much the flying fish is.  It is an enormous fish that you hold onto and it is pulled by a fast motor boat.  We go to the suspension dock.  We get a price, Parker decide when there he will be a spectator, soi we pay more for solo.  They are not happy that it will now be a solo ride, so they taked four groups in front of us, before I break into crazy Amer mode and start screaming in French.  The scene embarrasses the, and somehow they immed usher us into a boat.

It is the funniest thing I have seen.  The boat is whipping around the Mediterranean and my child is holding on for dear life.  Worst case, he falls into the ocean and has some embarrassment.  Parker chants thank God I did not do this.  I almost lose my camera off the boat.  Man apologizes to me for wait, think he fearqs another wild rant.  He says he will give Alex an extra long ride.  I think maybe Alex will not appreciate that favor considering he is flying through the air and seems to have his eyes closed.

Alex gets into boat and told me that was the scariest thing he has ever done, the best, but scariest!!  Parker recounts that he would have fallen into the ocean.  Alex tells us that on three occasions he almost let go.

They are happy to see us leave, so much for mistreatint his hundred pound chick...

Got to beach and they told us that they made a table for us so that kids could eat.  Place jammed backed becquse it is a Sunday. Had superb lunch again.

We of course; were last to leave club.  Owner told us his mom and d ad started this place and showed us a movie about it.  Great person and told us that from now on this was our home away from home.  Offered Alex a job in two years.

Showered, dressed and then went to pizza joint.  Afterwards bot souvenirs on the Croiseete-metal bike sculptures for kids and we each had our name mad out of yarn in a bracelet woven by Native Amer girls.  They did it in about two mis, watched some Michael Jackson impersonator, a Native Amer group and also some artists.


By the way, while at dinner, eldest tells me that when he proposes ot a woman, he will take her secretly to the top of eiffle tower.  He will pack for her and tell her there is a family emergency and whish her off to Paris;  He will propose at the restaurant at the top of the Tower and take her to Cannes for their honeymoon......wow, this trip is making an impression.....


Most memorable part of day-without a doubt, the flying fish and the Rado owner being so kind... 
and the thoughtful story of Alex' s  future plans in life.....

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