A Long Way to Nice

We arrived in Nice Thursday afternoon after a very long day/night of traveling. But it is so lovely! Although I wasn’t feeling well all day yesterday, I am thankful that I feel much better today. I had a lot of stomach pain, and I wasn’t able to hold down any food down for most of the day. And I thought I’d packed all the medicine I needed for my trip, but sadly I forgot one that I needed.

So, traveling was a struggle for me. Our flight from Atlanta to New York wasn’t so bad. But our flight from New York to Nice was delayed, and we ended up having a five and a half hour layover. Long layovers are not fun at all! I started to feel anxious on the flight, because I felt like an attack was coming on. As soon as I started to feel it, I took my medicine like my doctor advised. Thankfully, the flight attendant was very helpful and kind. I asked the her for a cup of water to take my medicine, and although they were not serving refreshments yet, she was more than happy to help. That was such a relief, because sometimes I hate to bother and ask for anything.

I also learned that Delta serves vegan and non-lactose alternative meals on their flights, which I am excited about. (Ahh, the things that excite me these days.) I am not a vegetarian, but I do prefer to eat vegetarian meals when I am traveling, because it seems to be easier on my stomach. And although I love ice cream and cafe au laits, dairy does not react well with my medication, so I have to try really hard to stay away from it. Sadness. Anyhow, next time I fly international, I will definitely order those meals. (You have to request in advance when you book your flight.)

When we arrived in Nice, we had no trouble finding the bus and getting to ourbed & breakfast. We were exhausted, so we took a long nap. I thought this would help me feel better, but when I woke up, I still had some pain and discomfort. Later on that evening, we went to dinner and unfortunately, that didn’t work out too well for me 😦

We walked around the city a bit, and when we turned in for the night, I was feeling disappointed and anxious again. When I lay down for bed, I said to myself, out loud, “I am only feeling this way today. This will not set the tone for the rest of my trip.” I took a deep breath, and said my prayers asking for better health the next day. When I woke up, I felt much better.

I awoke with an overwhelming sense of gratitude, and excitement. You see, when good health is not a constant part of your life, you gain an appreciation for both the simple and extraordinary things …from the sunshine of a weekday afternoon, to the magnificent shores of the Côte d’Azur. I hope that good health will prevail for the rest of my trip. Here are some photos below of Nice, and our charming bed & breakfast.

To good health,
Summer

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2 thoughts on “A Long Way to Nice

  1. Hi Summer
    I am sorry you didn’t feel good while u are traveling . U are right about our health we should embrace and thankful for days when we don’t have pain! 🙂
    Nice is beautiful ! Have fun !
    Love you
    Huda

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