We went on the guided tour, specifically requesting Christian, the same guide we had yesterday because we like him so much. The history of the city is heavy on Romans, with a forum still in tact and an amphitheater seating 13,000 in continuous use for 2000 years. Even many of the houses were built incorporating Roman pillars and arches.
We had awhile on our own, which was nice but not much to do. Having a bad hair day even after showering, I looked to get a haircut, but the several salons were already booked. I did get (Rebecca, thanks for noticing) a baguette later in the morning. Just too hard to resist, and with so much walking, not much of a risk. We stopped in a grocery store, as Ellen wanted to supplement the ship’s lunch with cheese and crackers. We had to be back on the ship by 12:15, as we set sail for Lyon. Ship lunch featured spaghetti for the first time, and was quite good.
Now a few hours to relax and read before arriving in Lyon. I am getting close to finishing Katharine Graham’s “Personal History” that I started 4 years ago. Seems like good history to know now. I just made it to the Pentagon Papers and Watergate era, things are just getting good!