BIG MOUNTAINS, CURVES, TOWNS, MONACO INBETWEEN
Trip Start Oct 01, 2008
320Trip End Sep 02, 2009
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We drive down the road and pass a Michelin tire shop, we stop in and within 20 minutes are back on the road. We had gone over a piece of sharp, hard plastic!
The day is dull, lots of cars on the road and it is very twisty and turnie, up hill and down. At times I think it is far worse that the Pacific Coast highway #1 by San Fran and the Red Woods.
We find a pull off on our side and stop for lunch right at 12, might have been just before
The road takes us from Italy into France back into Italy and then France and finally we hit Monaco. We were going to stop to have a look around, but it is such a small town, very ornate and eloquent looking buildings you can see right away, no parking easily found, we have a difficult time turning where the GPS wants us to turn, so we continue onto Nice.
The GPS now has us going right into the centre of Nice and we stop and go to a major highway. (Major highways in this area are just 2 lane highways instead of 1 lane). We finally get out of town and on the way to Antilies to find a camp ground. We make a mistake and check out a camp ground sign and it takes us way back to some dinky little place filled with older caravans. We leave and go back to our route.
We check out the camp ground and find it doesn't have wi-fi or internet. They looked at us funny when we asked if they had internet. I guess we must be unusual.
The next campground has free wi-fi, a pool, bar, store, oven fired pizza place and bakery, we settled in
We meet Joe from the UK and Pete and Jack for New Zealand. They are all here looking for jobs, actually Pete is on a cruise ship and sales for New York on June 1, Jack found a job and Joe is still looking. Joe has traveled a lot and been to most place we have.
Apparently there are a lot of young people here looking for work. They are in tents or if they are sharing what they call caravans, or camper homes. They are 2 bedrooms, each with a sitting room, bathroom and kitchen in the middle. They are 200 to 375 Euros a week and include the electricity and propane, linens, dishes, sun chairs and umbrellas. Quite nice.
There is an amusement park right next door with a huge Ferris wheel, cotton candy that is huge, then across the road is a water park, Marine land show, and mini golf. The sea is about 10 minutes down the road. The beach is large stones and the water is very choppy with big, no huge waves coming in. It is windy here today. Lots to see and do.
I can hear the seals bark as I sit working on the computer!
At the bar there is live entertainment tonight, a woman with a great voice is singing French songs, oh, we are now back in France.
Great Place to be!