Weekend on the French Riviera

We spent a short but lovely weekend in Cannes and Nice, France. We flew down to visit a boat show to see a solar powered catamaran that we are interested in. We even got to take a short cruise on it.  Max was very excited and did not want to return to the dock.  He says that he is willing to give up his Christmas presents for the boat fund but not his sushi. I guess you can’t fault the kid he does have to eat.  There was several luxury yachts there that we could only begin to imagine the millions and millions of dollars they cost.

On Sunday we explored Old Town Nice. Loved the charm of the small alley ways and little shops. One gelato stand must of had 75+ flavors. The views of surrounding Nice were breathtaking. Mountains in the distance and blue water in the sea. We didn’t hike all the way up Castle Hill as Max wanted to get in the water.  Little did we know that the beach is rocky and quite steep. A quick google search will explain if interested. The water was a bit cooler than I imagined it would be especially after such a hot summer but it was refreshing.

Needless to say we want to return.  Maybe for Spring break. Maybe not to swim but to explore a bit more.  #ILoveNice

Long weekend at Meersburg on Lake Constance

Max, Mark and I spent a lovely long weekend on the lake. On Saturday we went to the Pile Dwellings in Unteruhldingen and walked around Meersburg.

On Sunday we took the ferry over to Konstanz to Sea Life. Not much else was open other than eating places as it was Sunday. We also played a challenging game of mini golf.

On Monday we went to the Island of Mainau and walked among the beautiful flowers. Max met a few kids we think from France and had a great time playing at the playground.

On Tuesday we toured the tiny Zeppelin museum and walked a bit more around the town before we headed home. Did you know that Count Zeppelin was born in Konstanz?

The pile dwellings


Surprisingly solid feeling when walking on


Mark by castle fountain. The fountain is fed by the lake

The view from our room

Sea Life

Bronze horse