Disguised as a Franciscan Monk, Francois Gimaldi captured the Rock of Monaco (where the palace is located) in 1297. The Grimaldi family still rules today, and their coat of arms displays two monks armed with swords.
We stayed for a quick bite, shopping (see my City of Monaco purse?)
and the noon changing of the guard ceremony.
A quick stop at the
then we were off to Monte-Carlo.
|The Paris Hotel...See the tennis balls?|
Since writing my blog: Cruise Diary Special Edition: Sketchers –Step Up, Gray, Day 32, I have decided that I need to move to Monte Carlo instead of Palma...apparently everyone drives an expensive car...it must come with the villa...
And my personal favorite, this Porshe...can you read the owner's nickname?
I now know why they call this the play ground of the rich and famous…I've already picked out my Yacht for my return visit!
Note Bene: The winner of the 2011 Men’s Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis Tournament was Rafael Nadal, who was born in
Baci a tutti!
P.S. Here is the close up of my boots!
Day 35: 04-23-2011
Shoe: Steve Madden –Troopa
Style: Ankle/Mid-Calf Boot
Heel: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Material: Leather Upper