The conductor woke us up about a half-hour
outside of Paris. The conductor did not bring us
breakfast in bed, despite our loud protestations. The
conductor did, however, return our passports, which was
We arrived at Paris Gare du Nord (literally,
"Gary the Nose") at about 7:00 a.m., and had exactly 48
minutes to make it to
Gare du Lyon ("Gary the Lieface"), from which our next
train to Nice was due to leave. We quickly found a taxi
outside of the train station and told him to take us to
Gare du Lyon "trés vite!" He declined our offer of tender
vittles, but still drove like a bat out of hell to our
destination. We arrived at Gare du Lyon with 45 minutes
to kill before our train left.
Finding some coffee wasted approximately
3.4 minutes of that. We spent the rest of the time
debating the merits of naming train stations after noted
mob figures. Then, when our wait was over, it was onto
the TGV with us, for a mere...crap! Six more hours?! Who
the hell planned this vacation anyway?!
finally arrived in Nice at about 2:00 p.m. on Monday,
May 17. We joked about how it was like we'd been
travelling for two straight days because of the whole
time zone thing, you know? Hahahahaa...but we were
crying on the inside.
After we checked into our
hotel, we set out for a wander around Nice, looking
for interesting buildings.
And interesting buildings we found! Now,
you have to understand, we know nothing of the history
of these places, nor the architecture, nor really
where exactly they are, but we're certainly
willing to aimlessly mill around and take pictures of
whatever randomly catches our fancy. Like this building.
See, it looks like it's wearing a hat. But buildings
don't have heads! Silly building.
if in the manner of some sort of silly building award,
we determined that this building warranted use as a
handy backdrop for our first photos of ourselves in
After I took Roger's picture,
I reneged on the deal. That's right, I held back. That
building won't ever cross me again without thinking
twice, I'll tell you what. And that hat's not really
fooling anyone, you know.
Besides, it was never all that
cool to begin with. I was just, you know, playing
along to make it feel better. Now leave me alone; I
don't want to talk about it.