When Maurice and I first started talking about building a house in France, we talked about living by the ocean. Maybe it is because I was raised in the Southwest in the dessert amongst the cactus and road runners, but I have always loved visiting the ocean. We looked at one French coast town, le Lavendou, but never found anything there plus it seemed really dead during the winter. We still talk about doing it sometime, selling our house and getting a small place by the ocean. With this in mind, we visited St Raphael, a town west of Nice. We arrived on a beautiful, sunny day and really liked what we saw. It is a lively little city, very clean and it had a really nice abiance. Will we actually ever pack up and move? Who knows–not for several years at least-and then it might be for a place in the States. Who knows what the future holds, but it is fun dreaming about it.
I loved this mermaid on a carousel there.
We stopped at a restaurant for lunch there and, interestingly, the place served tex-mex. I am always a little sceptical about mexican food in France because of this:
Mustard on the table and no salsa, only some hot sauce from Louisiana, but I ordered some enchildadas anyway.
Here is what the plate looked like. Only one enchilada and the rice was yellow but it turned out to be very tasty with a sort of tex-mex chili sauce inside a corn tortilla.