This was the first vacation of many during my stay here in France, and I think that this vacation will have been the most relaxed of them all. For a slight preview for the upcoming vacations...
|Chateau de Saumur|
Vacances de Noël- December 18 until January 3rd
Joelle is going to take Adélie and I hiking in the Pyrenées and then down to Barcelona. After that we are going to gather at Anne's sister's house with her side of the family for Christmas and another friend's house for New Year's day. There will be about fourteen people at Anne's sister's house for Christmas and for New Year's a smaller gathering, about eleven.
Vacances de Février- February 26th until March 7th
We are going to go skiing for essentially the whole two weeks. For the first week I am going to take lessons and then I am actually going to ski. We are going to have 27 people maximum at the house at once and an average of about twenty for the two weeks.
As I said before, this latest vacation was busy, but not as busy as the upcoming vacations. We left Bonneville early Saturday morning and drove to Angers in the region Pays de la Loire, on the other side of France to visit Adélie's godmother. It took us about 9 hours in total to get to Angers, but along the way we stopped for a nice break at the Chateau of Chambord.
|Chateau de Chambord|
|The pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre.|
|Mona Lisa, she sends her regards!|
|Vénus de Milo|
|The crowd in front of the Mona Lisa.|
|The crowd in front of her neighbor.|
|My beautiful and deliscious crêpe.|
|In front of the evolution case in the museum|
We then visited most of the rest of the museum before being called by Adélie's ten year old cousin Trevor to go down to the café for a snack.
That night we went to see a saxophone quartet and they were hilarious! The music was great and the script was even better. There, I met another portion of the large family. There were twenty two of us! We then went to a large restaurant to celebate four birthdays that fell during the month. But do not worry because that was only one part of the family and I will meet the rest of them during Christmas and ski season!
|At the top of the Chateau d'Angers|
|The house that Angers is most known for.|
|The chateau that Sleeping Beauty was supposedly based on.|
|Chateau de Villandry|
Oh, I also have another book to read for French class, it is called "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard" by Marivaux, so wish me luck!
Don't forget to tune in soon, because the next post is titled "A day in the Life of Vicki Miller, an American turned French Teenager".
Ciao! À Bientôt!