Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ball on the Rocks

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This morning, Hakon and I were well prepared for the Ball. Just some details were missing. Which is normal when you have butterflies in your stomach. Guess we had.

The thought of meeting all the lovely ladies that’s so kindly had revealed their preparation for the Event, made us crazy. Woooow. The Ball of the new Century.

Our Evening would end up here. At the Palace in Monte Carlo. With the Grimaldis. That was agreed upon, long time ago. And I had a written invitation. Like all other Cruise members.

Before entering the Event, we had to perform. To do something.

Firstly to go by train from Cagnes sur Mer to Menton, in disguise. We did. Only one problem during that trip. The Train stopped in Nice due to technical problems.
Had to take the next train. Both Hakon and I are sure this was part of the test. The “To be patient test”. I secretly called our agent in Menton, Gunnar is his Cover Name, and tell the code was changed from 1310 to 1347.

We stopped at Monaco Railway Station sitting on deck 2 behind huge tourist brochures. New test past.

In Menton, our secret agent picked us up.
We were all dressed like old, ordinary and typically tourists – or at least something nobody would find suspicious.

To avoid followers and spies, we drove up to the hills and mountains around Menton. And I did study the terrain.
You know, you can not enter the home of the Garibaldis without being sporty or drive cars in the area. And Play. And one more very important thing: You must bring a photo of the old Garibaldi Village. Where is that? A Key to the Ball so to speak. We found out where the village is. Peace of Cake. (It's in the hillside just above the head of the person to the left)

Well up in the Hills, our secret agent, told us:
- You have one more test to pass.
- The Rock Climbing Test. Then you will be the hero of the Ball and have your names written in gold in Monte Carlo.

Ball is Ball we said, and started climbing. (We are on the Photo below).

This post is written from a wireless rock in Alpes Maritime in Southern France. You might see us on the picture.
We hope to be rescued before my plane leaves for Oslo on Sunday evening. I need my luggage.

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Anonymous Captain Dancer Lifecruiser said...

Oh, I am glad you didn't ask how my ballS are - because I don't have any and especially not when it comes to climbing!!!!

Monte Carlo. Mmmm. A perfect place for a grand ball.... *dreaming*

You know, we need more men. At the ball. So why are you hiding Hakon and Gunnar over there? The ladies are waiting for all of you...

Here, have some more Dom! Cheers!


April 15, 2007 2:36 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

You are lucky that the Garibaldi family haven't uncovered your disguise. I hear they can be very hard on spies from foreign lands.

April 15, 2007 2:39 am  
Blogger Sanni said...

Oh yeah, a ball is a ball is a ball... or was this a ROSE? *LOL*

Wonderful tour, Tor. I´m looking forward to meet the Garibaldis =)
I guess I deserve this after my frog.kissing-ball-gown-odysee...

April 15, 2007 2:54 am  
Blogger Melli said...

Well done Agent Toraa! I hope you find your luggage! I was sO hoping for a dance with you this evening....

April 15, 2007 4:06 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

That is nice of you to tell us about your trip during this ball ! My ears already hurt from all this noise so your pictures are very peaceful to look at ! It seems to me that you enjoy your stay with your friend very much !
When you are back don't forget to pick up your award on my blog ! Now you have to scroll down more and more !

April 15, 2007 6:37 am  
Blogger srp said...

I know someone who owns a home in Monte Carlo.. if I were him I would give it up over here and go ahead and move. I told him once that I would clean it for him.. it's so big he'd never have to see me. Right!

April 15, 2007 6:45 am  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Great story to go along with those neat pictures, Tor!! lmao

Excellent disguises too! When do you rip off your clothes and reveal your monkey suits underneath?

Glad you are having a good time! It looks awesome!

Sorry about the luggage

April 15, 2007 7:55 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

For an old man, Tor, you are having way too much fun! :D I love it.

April 15, 2007 8:24 am  
Blogger RennyBA said...

That was an amazing trip Tor - glad you and Håkon had such a great time and thanks for taking us with!

Sorry I couldn't join you at the ball last night as my wife came up with something nice:-)

April 15, 2007 9:13 am  
Anonymous Gunnar said...

Nice to show you around in my playground Tor and Hakon. Great article and some of it is actually true :-)
Enjoy the party

April 15, 2007 11:01 am  
Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

Hey is that really you guys?

I had a great time last time I was over in the alps, gald your having fun and keeping us updated!

April 15, 2007 3:09 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Bonjour Tor
ohhhhhhh we are not very far! I'm near Marseille! So many things to see by the Grimaldi! I wish you a lot of chance if you play at the Monaco's Casino! don't forget to rent a rolls to escape notice!
Have a good trip!

April 15, 2007 4:35 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

The way you wrote just make me want to join you guys there :D

Did you really climb to the top Toraa???

Have a wonderful time pal :D

April 16, 2007 3:28 am  
Blogger Rod said...

Found you through Irish and Loving it Blog link. Great site and very creative. Will definitely come back!

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April 16, 2007 6:56 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

You are just haveing way too much fun here! Hope you saved some dances!

April 17, 2007 1:48 am  
Blogger Shoshana said...

TOR, very nice tour..I can almost see myself there!

On that ledge, I am already nervous, why do I keep having visions of my children leaping over the edge just to see how scary it is? They're daredevils, one and all.

April 17, 2007 3:17 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Great pictures and a WONDERFUL story, TorAa...

I sent you a rather lengthy email and it came back to me saying the address you gave me was not a known member....
I would love to communicate with you about your buddy in VENCE...So here is my email.

myrtillo1984 AT yahoo DOT com...

If you email me I can "reply" with whatever the address is at the top of your email...Okay?

April 18, 2007 1:35 am  
Anonymous ghee said...

oh,i have no "ball",Tor!haha!just kidding! :D

wow!!you`really enjoying your journey!i love the pics,esp the Village,Peace Of Cake..its soooo lovely and very peaceful,romantic as well :)

enjoy more and take care,Tor!looking forward to your next cruising :)and pls stay unsuspicious,hehe..

April 18, 2007 7:10 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I absolutely want to do this trip again!

This is paradise for me too!

Loved loved loveed the pics..

sorry for being so silent, so busy. But I promise I read and smile every time you comment!


April 19, 2007 12:44 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't know why you would have trouble commenting on my blog...I had to switch over to the NEW Blogger...perhaps it has something to do with that...But I am glad you got to see Sir Ken....I found his talk absolutely WONDERFUL!

I had been here yesterday, I think, and had seen these pictures and loved them! It is such a beautiful part of the world.

April 19, 2007 1:44 am  

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