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Lyon - Fine Arts

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Jerry and I get out early and ride on the rental scooters. They probably aren't very safe, but they are a lot of fun to ride. We did at least start off on some open areas before braving the streets. I haven't seen any bike or scooter accidents, but I can imagine they could be bad. We found a nice lake with some water lillies.


Later on, we meet Phil, Kate and Sally at a cute little neighborhood restaraunt (Le Pap). The waitress is very nice/funny older lady who did not speak much French. But I she realized that I spoke a tiny bit when I busted out laughing when she asked in French if Jerry was Sally's son :) She was embarassed that she asked, but I loved it. The food was very good; another very good experience.

We decided to go to the Fine arts museum today. Ivan and Diana joined the group there. It was a fine museum with lots of famous artists, some egyptian pieces, modern pieces and sculptures. The fountain that sits opposite it is under renovation, but still pretty impressive.


We found a nice place nearby with a good beer selection - seems France like everywhere else now has a good variety of beers - at least a certain stores/places. Ivan, Diana and I decided to stay and look for a nice meal while the others went in search of the semi-final game back in our hotel area. We found some great places, but even though they were empty - they all were "full" with reservations. We did find a nice italian place though and had a very good meal.

We met up with everyone else at the My Beers place again. Unfortunately, we had not realized this was an "after work" bar, which meant it closed "early:, that is, about 10pm before the game was to be over. But the guy said we could order a couple of beers in advance and hang out until the end of the game while they shut down.


However, the game went into stoppage time. We were hoping for extra time so maybe the Netherlands will be tired for the final match :) even if we lost our place to watch it. I have never heard Phil cheer so much for "fouls" and "cards" ;) The guy at My Beers went down the street to find us a different pub where we could finish watching the game and told us how to get there - extremely nice guy. It was a nice pub as well with a friendly bartender - who appreciated my "drinking Ricard like a French man" - anise liquor with just a splash of water.

Finals is set - USA verses Netherlands! And we get tickets to another game!

Posted by M6-Greg 02:17 Archived in France

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