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My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:32 am

Please visit my BLOG to see my full trip report. We flew BA 278 LAX to LHR then BA 344 LHR to NCE, took the TGV from Aix-en-Provence to Paris, BA 344 CDG to LHR, then BA 001 LCY to JFK via SNN.

We actually missed BA 001 at 1 PM because we miscalculated the time required to get from London Eye to LCY pre-Olympic the day the "Olympic Lane" went into effect. However, we were able to get on BA 003 that left at 4 PM. I'm not much of a writer or professional photographer but I hope you'll enjoy the pictures nonetheless.   Any comment or question is welcomed...but please be nice.  

Please click on the pictures for bigger versions.  Smile

Click HERE for the full report.





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RE: My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:54 pm

I love the color of lavenders. Always wanted to go.

How far from Nice is it. I also loved St Tropez but the ocean was cold.
 
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RE: My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:23 pm

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 1):

We drove from Nice to St. Tropez, spent the day at the Plage de Pampelonne, then headed up through the mountains to Valensole to stay the night. It was about a 4-hour drive. Apparently, we should have gone a little more north in the Valensole Plateau for better and larger lavender fields.

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 1):
I also loved St Tropez but the ocean was cold.

It's so much better than swimming in Malibu. The Mediterranean Sea is actually warmer than the Pacific Ocean. I lived in Los Angeles for over 10 years and only swam in the Pacific Ocean once because it's too cold.  
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RE: My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:55 pm

Nice report there - you were lucky you managed to catch both Olympic liveries!
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RE: My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:37 pm

I lived in Los Angeles for 8 years and I never went swimming even once. After putting in my feet I ran out. Also heard that some people get skin rashes due to the pollution.
 
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RE: My Provence Trip & LCY-JFK BA 001

Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:24 am

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 3):
Nice report there - you were lucky you managed to catch both Olympic liveries!

Indeed! I was very surprised. I should have taken some interior shots of both planes though. The interiors were old and the seats were visibly worn.

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 4):
After putting in my feet I ran out. Also heard that some people get skin rashes due to the pollution.

The one time I tried to swim in Malibu in August, I suddenly got very bad headache after being in the water for 5 minutes. I wonder if it were due to the sudden loss of body heat. Haha!
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