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Goodbye France

We had time in the morning for one last coffee and croissant at our favorite bakery. We packed up. The apartment owner said they would meet us to hand over the keys, but as in the past, at the last second, they said to leave the keys in the mailbox. With only two tries, we locked our door one last time, clambered down the narrow stairs and out the front door into the narrow street and through the neighborhood to the Metro.

We will miss Marseille. I am glad to have made it to the home of Fanny, Marius, Cesar, Panisse, and all the characters Pagnol introduced as a teenager. It was a great homecoming.

For all the trouble and effort this trip has been, it was great. We all appreciated what we had seen and experienced and came away with a genuine appreciation of the Dordogne and Marseille. Riding back to the airport, we talked about our regret of not exploring the Loire Valley or visiting Normandie. Cindy and I want to see the megaliths at Carnac. There is a big world out there; with all that, we need to return to Marseille and the Dordogne. These are places our children would like to visit. We could even rent a place, a modest place.

Life is a feast.

Posted by Deuxenvacances 14:59 Archived in France

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