Monday morning we woke up in Villefrance, France--a small, coastal town, in the heart of the French Riveria, founded in 1295. Here's the AM view from our stateroom:
Charlotte checking out the view!!
Because of my late night, I was off to a slow start, so Keith took the girls to breakfast. Mom & Dad Brum booked a guided excursion to Nice & Eze, but we decided that our three upcoming Italian excursions were enough for us! Instead, the big girls went to Adventure Ocean (no surprise!) and Keith, Charlotte, and I took the tender ship over to Villefrance to wander about.
There wasn't much to the town. . .just a few market stalls and the Citadel (1560), which we (kind of) walked through. Keith did walk up and look at the Chapelle St. Pierre, but because of the stroller, I stayed down and browsed some shops.
Here is the little tender ship we took over to the town:
It was impressive views all around from the tender ship while heading in to shore. . .I have to say that although the town didn't have much to offer, it was--by far--the prettiest port that we were in. Definitely some of my favorite pictures!!
It wasn't even that bright. . .and that's not even my squinty eye!! Oh well. . gotta get in the pictures sometime and it's a cute pic of Charlotte!! :)
There were a couple of these guys, and Charlotte had to give each a high-five!
After we explored Villefrance for a bit, we queued to board the tender ships back to the Liberty. Hannah & Maggie had already eaten with the kids' club staff, so Keith, Charlotte and I hit the Windjammer buffet.
Charlotte LOVES the prawn crackers we get with Chinese takeaway, and the ship had multi-colored ones!
After lunch, it was back to our room for the five of us. . .and time for a short rest. Charlotte and I continued to rest, Keith and Maggie went swimming, and Hannah stayed back to read for a little while. While the girls & I got ready for dinner, Keith tried out the fitness center.
The PM view from our stateroom:
The H2O Zone that the kids spent plenty of time in:
For dinner, Hannah joined Grandpa and Grandma in the dining room. Keith, Maggie, Charlotte, and I went to Johnny Rockets diner, because I couldn't stop thinking about getting some cheese fries and onion rings. I had just started feeling better from my late night, but right about when we sat down to order, nausea hit me like a mack truck! Keith had a bug before we left, so I either got it from him or from the close quarters of the cruise ship. Either way, the day was done for me. . .and after one onion ring, I needed to sleep the sick off! Everyone else called it a night shortly after I did--probably for the best, since we had an early start for Pisa the next day.