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Running out of steam - a whole lot in one go

sunny 28 °C

Terribly excited to discover an English keyboard here in Lucerne. I am going to try and burn through the last few days as we are 3 days from the end and a bit tired of it all.

From Rome, we shot off to Florence for a few hours which was disappointing as we needed more time. Jane got a handbag and the Medici Chapel was closed for a funeral. I missed out on David as the queue was massive. Stopped off overnight at the town of Monte Cantini which was very nice.

The next day, a stop at Piza to see the tower which was leaning. Lots of really crap souvenirs which remained at Piza. We then drove on to Monte Carlo. 1% tax, lots of ferraris and not much to do unless you wanted to gamble. Time there should have been in florence but it was a pretty place.

Then a day in Nice which was dull. Hotel miles from town. Jane injured foot walking 20 minute journey into town according to Tour Director which actually take an hour and a half. Very hot. Still too fat and white too swim for Daniel.

In the afternoon, we take off on the coach to the beautiful french village of St Paul De Vence. I probably spelt that wrong but it was lovely. Lots of art. Food. Dogs drinking from fountains. Did not see Roger Moore or Michael Schumacher though. Dinner at a great restaurant overlooking something old and lovely. Daniel drinks three shots. Rest of bus spends next day accusing Daniel of having a hangover when he does not have one.

We then drive to Lucerne. It is beautiful. We are blown away by the beauty of Switzerland. Today, we went up Mount Pilatus on the world's steepest cog train. Daniel chickens out on the climb to the top of the mountain. Swiss public liability law is questionable and consists of the premise that if you fall off the mountain it is your fault.

We then went out for a carriage ride through an old swiss village of Giswold. Daniel gets told off by Tour Director for discussing Swiss Public Liability law state while he should be admiring view. Frankly, we were doing both. Tip deduction.

Tonight we are watching the English Premier league at the pub before taking off to go to Paris. It should be good. Sadly, tomorrow is an all day drive. 3 days to go!!!

Posted by janeanddan 09:42 Archived in Switzerland

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Sorry we missed your calls. Mum was in Wollongong all week. I flew up late Monday evening returning on the 8.45 this morning (Saturday). It was late by 30 minutes but that's Jetstar for you.

We have hopefully rented the new 2 beddie. Looking for someone for the 1 bedroom.

Got a very good price from Tony Rutty for the house. Will list next week.

Not a lot on the market. So look for a good sale.

Tell you more.

Do confirm your return dates etc. also whn you are back at Sparkes.

Try and rest a bit from now on. A beer, a book and back on your backs.



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