Avignon, The First Night

After our afternoon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, we scurried down to Avignon and checked into the hotel (I always stay in the same hotel in Avignon… it’s a hop, skip, and a jump from a pub, on the same street as Zara and H&M, and only a few minutes walk from The Palais des Papes… in short, it’s pretty much the perfect location). 
Refreshed and raring to go, we met Baby Cousin and his girlfriend at the pub for pre-dinner drinks (normally I would refer to this as apéro, but being as we were in O’Neills Irish Pub, the term, ‘apéro’, doesn’t really go). For me, pre-dinner drinks means a une coupe de champagne, a cocktail like a mojito, or even a glass of wine. What it does not mean however, is shots. But apparently that’s what pre-dinner drinks means to Baby Cousin. 
When Mrs. London and I saw Baby Cousin ordering a second round, we hightailed it to the restaurant for dinner with The Husband and Mr. London right behind us. (Who orders shots at 8PM?! Now we know.)
Dinner was at Restaurant Newground (the same place we ate with my mother and friends during staycation 2012) and it was sublime, even if the conversation wasn’t (silly, yes, sublime, no). Somehow we got started talking about colors, and what colors make other colors (as you do), and this what happened…
Mr. London: Blue and yellow makes green.

The Husband: Yes, and green and blue makes yellow.

Mr. & Mrs. London + Me: Huh? 

The Husband: Green and blue makes yellow, it’s true. I’ll ask the waiter.(turning to the waiter) Doesn’t green and blue make yellow?

The Waiter: Yes

Mr. & Mrs. London + Me: Huh? 
{five minutes later}
The Waiter: (to The Husband) Sorry sir I was wrong, green and blue does not make yellow. 
So glad we got that cleared up.
bisou
 
P.S. Stay tuned for the next 36 hours… 

23 responses to “Avignon, The First Night”

  1. Ha ha, love that! Did the waiter go seek further clarification before getting back to you?

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  2. That's exactly what happened! I don't know if he googled it or asked somebody in the kitchen, but it was so funny when he came back. Poor Gregory, he's going to be teased about this FOREVER.

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  3. Oh wow what fun conversations to be had. Look forward to hearing about the next 36 hours. Thank you again for visiting my blog, I just started following you today.Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose

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  4. Yellow and blue makes green. Just ask my hubs. He put that stupid blue tablet in our toilet. Man, between that and colored toilet paper…Okay, maybe TMI…but a little funny.

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  5. Solving the world's problems that fine server is.

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  6. Bahahaha! So your cousin is a shot guy, huh?! I seriously don't know how people do that. I have a friend that constantly buys shots and I'm all like can you just buy me a beer–cheaper and more enjoyable.

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  7. Loving it. Can you mention the Avignon hotel? I'm giving up on the one I stayed at in the past.

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  8. That is funny. Thanks for the treat of letting us in on your trip.

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  9. Sounds like a good time! The menu for your restaurant and pictures of their food look great. I will have to add it to my list of places to try in Avignon.

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  10. Hahaha, that's fantastic. Poor guy…sometimes pre-dinner shots can make a person confused about their color wheels!

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  11. ROFL, love the waiter's input! I almost thought he was right with light, but it's red and green that make yellow. Oh well, better luck next time Husband ;o)

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  12. Made me literally el oh el 🙂

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  13. Haha, I love that conversation! So funny that the waiter agreed at first!And shots before dinner?! Well I guess I need something to eat before I can drink shots!

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  14. Love this scenario! But hey, wouldn't mind myself to hang with baby cousin now and again.Cortne

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  15. Sure thing – it's the Hotel Bristol on Rue de Republique. I've linked to it on the first line of the post 🙂

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  16. Brilliantly told, thanks. 🙂

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  17. HAHA! At least the waiter came back to clear up his mistake. Sounds like something my husband would say, but he's color blind. : )

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  18. Hey Sara!Your blog is so upbeat and joyful! Just out of curiosity, do you ever get homesick and feel blue in France?

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  19. Love it! Did the waiter speak French or English? I'm contemplating going to France, but don't speak it. Still France has been on my mind lately..great to read your blog!

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  20. The waiter was speaking in French. Come to France – learn a handful of important phrases, bring a translation dictionary, and as long as the locals see you making an effort, they are usually patient and helpful 🙂

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  21. Omg, omg, omg, the waiter went and fact checked and returned to excuse himself for providing wrong information!!! Hahahaha! I used to be a server and would from time to time be asked to get in the middle of mini debates such as this, as if we are all-knowing wait staff!! Too funny!!!Shots at 8pm? Baby Cousin is a warrior! Holy merde. I'd love to see the look on your face as the second round was being ordered.I've been behind in the LPV – you're really making my morning SL!

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  22. Ha ha, I always love a good travel story! These are so neat, thanks for sharing your birthday!!

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