Enough with the snow already!

posted 22 February 2005

Okay, it rained on us in Monte Carlo day before yesterday, and we found during the drive home that, since we had passed through them earlier in the day, Cap d'Ail and Eze-Bord-de-Mer (both on the Basse Corniche) had accumulated about three inches of snow, though Beaulieu and Villefranche had gotten only rain. It cleared up yesterday, and the sun even came out briefly for Villefranche's "Combat Naval Fleuri" before the clouds came back and the thunder and lightning started. This morning, though, I got up to find it snowing heavily and about a two-inch accumulation all over Villefranche. The locals are shaking their heads, and a tourist in the lobby of our residence was asking, only half jokingly, whether he could get his money back--he had left the Jura and come south to the Côte d'Azur because he was tired of snow!

Even though the snow turned to rain for a while before stopping, and the sun is out now at noon, there's still quite a lot of snow on the ground.

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