The Nagasawa family trip to Italy and France:  June 12 - 30, 2008




June 12    Fly to Rome June 21 Fly to Marseilles
June 13 Arrive in Rome June 22 Drive to Les Barcares
June 14 Rome June 23 Sigean Animal Reserve
June 15 Assisi, drive to Venice June 24 Priory of Serrabona
June 16 Venice June 25 Collioure
June 17 Drive to Florence June 26 Relax in Claira
June 18 Florence, drive to Siena & Orvieto June 27 Drive to Barcelona
June 19 Orvieto, drive to Rome June 28 Relax in Claira
June 20 Rome June 29 Drive to Marseilles
    June 30 Fly back to Boston

(the links are the days in purple; click on them to see pictures)


June 23, 2008:


The next morning, we went to a nice bakery (boulangerie) in Claira.  Check out these pastries!  Those buttery French croissants are sooooo good. 


Then Mari and Richard treated us to a fantastic zoo:  the Sigean Reserve Africaine.  Half of the experience was driving through areas where animals roamed free.  The other half was a more traditional zoo.


Ostriches came up to our cars.


And even up to our windows.  They seemed to say, "Your tickets please?"


Zebra and wildebeast.


An ibis interested in its own reflection in our side mirror.






Then more tame animals...


And in the walking area:  a peacock


But we were all taken with baby Lucas.


Richard, Mari, and Lucas!


Richard was the captain of the blue team.


John and me sitting by the birds.


The two elephants turned their bottoms to face our camera.


Then it was back to Andre and Nicole's house for another delicious dinner!!!


Then came the bbq pork and pineapple, with pasta on the side.


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