Saturday, April 12, 2008

Back in the City

Spring, spring, spring. I am going to say it: it is here. It may be cold and the rain comes many times a day, but the sun peeks out every once in a while. Today, I met up with family friends who are visiting France and we walked around the 4th admiring all the flowers in the gardens and the markets.

I felt as though all of Paris was out today. The streets were packed and you could barely walk! I can also see that there are way more tourists all of a sudden. Not many American's though, with the horrible exchange rate!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Spoke too soon

Nevermind about that whole Spring thing...the next day, my mom and I left for the country house and it snowed on the way down and has snowed everyday since! It's only a very small amount and, of course is not sticking, but it just shows you how cold it is!!

So I am finally here at my mom's country home in Condeau, in the Perche, and it is charming! I can't wait to spend more time here and bicycle around the countryside - if the weather ever warms up!

There is a farm right up the road where we went yesterday and bought some cheese that they make themselves. There was a real menagerie of animals as we drove in - everything from cocks to donkey's! I made friends with a Percheron horse named Nimou. The farm is within biking distance of the house, which will allow for a lot of yummy meals to come.