Friday, August 31, 2007

You're going to be jealous.









August 30th, 2007

Can anyone say Monaco? Jesus I had no idea Southern France is this beautiful. Annie’s house has the most spectacular view I have ever seen, she is on a hill so you must walk many steps to get down to her house. Elton John and Tina Turner live nearby and it is utterly pristine and European here. No tourists. I hurried as fast as I could to get my swimsuit on and I walked down a whole mountain of steps to get to the beach. The Mediterranean water was easy to get into and I was swimming with an idiot’s grin on my face because I was so god damned happy. The sea is the greatest pick-me-up. I laid on the sand, next to an old topless lady who eventually started talking to me. I have retained a surprising amount of French, and within 10 minutes I had a group of 4 people talking with me saying how nice I am and how much French I understand. They want me to come hang out with them tomorrow at the beach at the same time – a very nice complement.

After turning down a cup of coffee on the beach, I climbed all the steps back up to Annie’s house where we had a small dinner party with her neighbors and friends and Gabi and Ulle. We all got a little tipsy from the wine and were laughing quite a bit. Annie taught me how to make a couple traditional salad dressings and we had such a fantastic time together. I have come to really appreciate company – I think people are absolutely wonderful.

4 comments:

Mom said...

You're Baaaccckkkkk...... My God it's good to hear YOU again. We were all going crazy. You sound so incredibly FANTABULOUS!!!! You make me very proud. Represent Sista. I love you peaches,
Mamma Leega

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica and all the Mayers!
Today, the 1st of September, we want to send 80 blog roses to your grandmother Anne-Marie who has her 80th birthday today. I guess she will be looking at the blog in Oregon?
Happy birthday Anne-Marie from all of us in Sweden!
Ulla, Ingemar, Ola and Gunnar with families.

Anne Marie - Dop said...

HI Lovey & all My Swedish Cousins up there in the North,

Thank you so much for your birthday thoughts. I have had a perfect trip in the North-west & now with Peter & Sandy at their farm in Oregon. I've enjoyed all the Blog pics & stories via Peter & Guy's computers. I'm heading home this wednesday & looking forward to writing - talking with you soon. Safe travels Jess & take care.

Much love, Anne Marie

KL said...

Zut alors! Tu a alle au Monaco?!? As-tu revenit?!