After a much longer delay than anticipated ( nearly 2 months), Dan, Francesco, and Arcadio are heading back to le Muguet to put the sparkling touches on her decor. Sadly, several unexpected complications following surgery put Francesco very much under the weather. Here's a note from Dan:
Cost is excellent as we have spent around 750-800 round trip before and the ferry, cabin, cat, car totals to 560. We will divide the cost with you (if that is acceptable) so this one way cost for you will be 280. We don't know if we will come back the same way - maybe try going from Marseilles to Corsica, then Corsica to Civitavecchia. (Unfortunately there are no direct ferry routes between mainland France or Italy.) But we think this is a good solution for this driving problem and hope you agree. And it now gets us FINALLY to Le Muguet to sort out things, maybe box a few ears, etc. I will be assembling our travel stuff, including our paints, brushes & stencils, so we can get cracking on our decor ideas!