Menton, France – Eat, Drink, and Taunt us with French atmosphere
They survived, and have completed the ride – almost –they have found another ‘hill’ to ride up; they will call this their “warm-down” ride.
I had a Skype from Pat this morning – drinking wine with Laetitia – seriously unfair of them to taunt me so early in the morning with wine and French “I-am-having-a-good-time” atmosphere. Somewhere in the conversation Pat mentioned his next ride and a visit to the Menton Town Hall with Martini Jean Baptiste, Co-président en charge de l’administratif, Rugby Club Menton Webb Ellis.
The final blog, which will appear in the next few days, will close off this part of the story with photos of the final ride, a visit to the Menton Town Hall to hand over the Rue Webb Ellis sign, and one final comment from Pat and Garry.
NOTE: Brought to my attention yesterday, while I was working out at the gym with Pania Hudson, is the need for explanation of the following words -Rue, Webb and Ellis, and how these words are connected to Pat Nolan, Garry Buys, Menton France, and Rugby:
(i) “Rue” is French for “Street”;
(ii) “Webb” is the middle name of the legendary (possibly, mythical) inventor of Rugby and Ellis is his last name, i.e. William Webb Ellis (and Name of Rugby World Cup);
(iii) “Menton France”, is the resting place W. W Ellis; and
(iv) Menton France is where the Sign originated.
**I hope this clarifies things for you Holly Lynch**