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Lyon

Hot travel day

sunny 99 °F
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Today is travel day to Lyon for us in the afternoon. Ivan and Diana will join us in the evening. The path to the train station from our hotel to leave is an easy one with all the pavement. And luckily, Jerry had bought a girly fan to have as it was already getting warm today as well (no A/C in train stations either).

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This is the only city where we will have some separate, but nearby accommodations. There are 3 together and one a few blocks away. Jerry and I decided it would be better for us to be separate rather than Sally, so we took the separate place. Turned out to be more of a condo in an apartment building than a hotel (or an AirBnb kind of thing) and one full sized bed - but the main issue was no air conditioning (still very hot today) - "no good deed goes unpunished". We did scan a bit for another option, but didn't find anything (reasonable).

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Even though it was hot, Jerry and I took off exploring (or maybe because it was hot). There is a make-shift canal nearby and a huge shopping mall (including many American chains: Burger King, Steak-n-Shake, etc.). We choose to have a snack at the Hippopotamus (which we quickly dubbed the French version of Chili's).

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After their daily naps, the others were ready to get out and we decided to meet them at My Beers - which had an incredible selection of bottled beers, barrels for tables, metal carved seats and a fair amount of beers on tap. Still very hot, no a/c here either.

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But the forecasted rain and associated front does finally come through and the heat gives way to warm. Ivan and Diana arrive about 2-3 hours late (something about Ivan not booking his train in advance or something). But the group's hotel restaraunt is still open and we have a nice meal.

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Even with the drop in tempertature, we had to open the patio door (no screen) and use the fan to create some breeze. We have kind a "Rear Window" kind of view and not sure about it, but wasn't really any choice. Luckily, it worked out fine, was cool enough and no bugs in the morning either.

Posted by M6-Greg 23:39 Archived in France

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