Old Friends

I'm sure you've realized that we are a bit behind in our posting so I'll try to catch you up without leaving too much out.  After Marseille, we took a long drive to visit some friends near St. Tropez.  This time the narrow, winding roads beat out anything we encountered before.  Luckily, it was mid day and we didn't have to do it in the dark. In the picture with Raf and me is our friend and mother of 2, Alexia. I was her au pair in Paris when she was 10 years old.  I was fortunate to have landed with such a great family back then and we have kept in touch ever since. After a delicious lunch, we drove even further to Grasse, perfume capital of the world.  Unfortunately, many places were closing but we did see the town and got a bit of shopping in.  Some crazy, flamboyant Indian man sprayed Raf with the most horrible perfume because he wanted to "smell it on someone."  Raf was a good sport, the people who worked there were horrified, and when I told him I disliked the scent, he turned to Raf and said,"Guess you're not getting any tonight!" We took the 2 hour drive back to Lourmarin with the windows open.


Okay...so if you read the last post you're saying.."What happened to Marseille?"  I didn't forget.  I took  a panoramic video clip of the old port, left the computer to upload the clip and went to sleep because it was taking forever.  Guess it didn't happen.  Don't know if it's the connection here or I just haven't figured it out yet.  Will try again when we get home.