Nice is Nice

We have made our first significant change to our plan (remember when I said our plans were firmly set in Jello?). We, like the French in World War 2 have abandoned Paris. We were persuaded by two factors: First, the weather will be pretty nasty in October and November — cold, damp, wet. If we wanted that, we would go to London, where you can get it all year round. Second, we could not find an AirBnB or other short term rental that really seemed to fit us. Everything had drawbacks, and we seemed to constantly be compromising to fit ourselves into expensive places, none of which really fit.

Our solution? Let’s go to the Côte D’Azur! We looked first at some places in Provence, but in the end, the draw of reasonably warm weather, a beach and an interesting city has drawn us to Nice. We spent a couple of days looking at tour books and making an outline of what we would like to be near. Then onto the short-term rental sites for places to live. We found a very nice two bedroom just outside the old part of the city and after a bit of back and forth about the price and whether it was suitable, we booked it. Boom! Done.

Here are a few photos of our place:

We have also started to deal with some of the more mundane issues. At least we are making a list of them so that we can remember all of them. We arranged for trip insurance so that we are covered for any medical issues that arise (Yes, I do remember Costa Rica!) and trip cancellation. Next week, I want to organize our Global Entry applications and we have started to look for storage places for our stuff and cars.

7 thoughts on “Nice is Nice

  1. Esther Getto

    Love the look of the place, bright and sunny. So smart of you to skip cold, and wet Paris for sunshine and beach. I knew I raised you guys right!!!

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    1. DAVID I GOLDSMITH

      Hey!, I was the one who told them to skip cold cloudy Paris and go to the south of France, and you didn’t raise me. I also suggested Madera, even better than Nice, but much harder to get to.

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  2. DAVID I GOLDSMITH

    watch out for the beaches in nice. They are not sandy but rather rocky. So rocky in fact you need water proof shoes or sandals to go into the water. you can buy them at shops right near the beach.

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  3. Rich M

    Does this mean you’ll move out of your house completely before this trip?

    On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 3:45 PM Doing It On The Road wrote:

    > > > > > > > Steven posted: ” > We have made our first significant change to our plan (remember when I > said our plans were firmly set in Jello?). We, like the French in World War > 2 have abandoned Paris. We were persuaded by two factors: First, the > weather will be pretty nasty in Octobe” > > > >

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