Chateau de Brou
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Over the past few days I have met a lot of family/friends of my host family. It is getting easier and easier to converse with them. Hopefully by the end of the trip I will understand every conversation! My host parents also said that my French has already improved a lot since I arrived (even though I still often give them the confused puppy look). When my new friends and I go out, we usually either go to La Guinguette by La Loire (the river), which ...
"Manger est bon. Avoir mange' est meilleur!" -Eating is good. Having eaten is better! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the students have afternoon classes, so today we had a quick 45 minute lunch break in a garden before classes began again at ...
... me it wasn't really a chateau) had been converted into a museum with his original writings, historical exhibits, and an art gallery. The outside of the hose was my favorite yet! It was a beautiful, quiet day in the country.
We grabbed a "beer" at a pub in town. The house mom had to explain the drink to me three times because I couldn't believe the recipe. They take a pint glass and fill it up a third of the way with a wheat beer. Then, they add soda water, topped off ...
... the feast.
Alida had a great time eating fresh pasta with pesto and tomatoes in their garden. Herhost mother insisted that she watch Twelve Years A Slave, and she put on the French audio with English subtitles.
Lizzie helped her host family cook last night, and they had their very first "BBQ" of the season. She graciously ate ratatouille even though she's not a fan of some of the main ingredients, and then she went for a leisurely run afterward.
... ran back to meet me at my cafe to try and beat the others. It was a close one, but the sophomore team won. Felicitations, Alida, Taylor, Lizzie and McCrae! They received a rainbow assortment of artisinal macaroons by a local patisseur, Patrick M. Merveilleux! I was so impressed by their poise, confidence, politesse (McCrae used the conditionnel when addressing a French person!), their independence and their savoir-faire. Brava, les ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed