By: A Right now, I feel like I could crawl up in our bed and slept for a whole month! Yesterday, we had to wake up at 4:30 A.M. and catch the car to the airport because we had to get onto a plane to get to Nice. The plane ride was only about an hour so it wasn't too bad. But, then there was the ride to the hotel which was about 30 minutes long, and I slept through the whole thing!
When we got to the hotel, everyone was really nice and they took us to our room. When we got to our room, it was kind of surprising to see only one king sized bed, instead of the two queen sized beds we usually get. Once we got our things settled, we went to get some lunch at the hotel restaurant. Then, we had to get in a minivan to start our tour around Nice. The first stop was the Russian Orthodox Church. I think it's crazy how the Russians say that once you step inside the gate, you're on Russian territory, even though the church was built in Europe! Next, we went to a really old church called the monastrey of Notre-Dame that was built in the 12th century. And get this, the church still looked brand new! Next to the church was a garden made in the 9th century. Inside the monastry, K and I lit two candles (as we always do). After that, we went to a chocolate factory where we got to see how they made chocolate with fruit and flower petals. We even got to sample some in the shop as we wished! Some of the canddies were made from rose, lilac, and snow peas. They also had canndied fruits which included cherries, clementines, lemon, orange, and rhubarbs. Our next stop was to go to the man-made water fall. It was huge and to get to the dry part next to it, you had to cross the section where water splashed on you and got you wet. Our last stop was the town square where we got some souvenirs to remember Nice and Monte Carlo. In the square, there was an antuqie convention. Unfortunetly, there was no time left to get anything else because we had to get back to the hotel.
For dinner, we ate at a cafè. After that, we walked back to our hotel and ate some chocolate from the factory we went to that day. Now, after the long day, I'm happy to say that I can finally curl up in bed and fall fast asleep.