28, 2008 Meursault to Lyon
Well rested and off to the boulangerie. This would be the start
of many different and wonderful macarons for me. Oh and another
pain aux amandes. We had a bit of a trek to Lyon this morning,
so it was bye to Meursault.
A little lost and worse for wear, we got into Lyon and parked
for Jeff to start his work week at Arkane. After Jeff put in
a full day, we headed to the hotel, dropped off our stuff, walked
across to Old Town for dinner with Julien and Jouan from Arkane.
Toff joined us at Le Baronn. We had a multi-course menu of course,
with wine. Jeff and I thought it funny given our joy of French
wines that one of the guys didn't drink at all and another (who
had worked with his father during harvest) who could give or
take it. We got drizzled on as we walked back to Mercure Plaza
29, 2008 Lyon
Jeff off to the office. I walked all around Lyon. I crossed
two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, multiple times. Off to
old town with, well, old stuff to see. Had lunch at a Moroccan
place (figured as a former occupied country, there'd be some
good crossover). Then I decided to make the hoof up to the Notre
Dame de Fourvière. I had to take 2 rest stops (hence the pictures
of stairs). Ah, but the reward at the top was worth the trek.
Back to the hotel to warm up. Then to dinner with Jurie and
Cedric at La Nef des Fous.
30, 2008 Lyon
Again, Jeff off to the office. Today was really cold. I headed
back to Old Town. Cruised around, but not all the museums were
open (I needed to get out of the cold). Opted for the Miniature
museum. Strange combination of full size movies sets (many from
a period piece, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, from 2006
with Dustin Hoffman) and scale models and dolls/clothing. After
that I went into another of the infamous Lyonnaise Bouchon.
Not so good, but expectations are now in check. Met up Jeff
at work. We went out to restaurant Gaston with Jen. This ended
up being just the meal I needed after a cold day of walking
around. I had a beer, salad and Tartiflette (a hot gooey casserole
of potatoes, onions, bacon and reblochon), finishing with a
strawberry tart and coffee.
On to the Rhone,