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... and they gave it to me at the end of the class. Without me even knowing it! Sneaky little kids. Then in the second class of sixièmes, the teacher, Lydia, brought candy to have at the end of class and I guess they organized beforehand that everybody bring a little bag of candy to share and one girl baked muffins. This class had also sung me a song, by the Beatles. Here are the lyrics. It was the cutest thing and I think I will really remember this ...
... The location of Rochefort was ideal because of its location. It is inland a bit, but there is still access to it by the Charente river. At the mouth of the river, there are a few different islands that also aided in protecting it. La Corderie Royal (Royal Rope Factory) was a symbol that "France was fighting back against the naval power of the English".
In about the middle of our visit, a museum employee gathered everybody up to come back ...
It was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... to take a tour of this factory, however you can
only make reservations through the tourist office and the tourist office was
closed for renovations. Apparently Dana and I chose the wrong weekend to go
exploring in Cognac.
Putting the disappointment aside, Cognac had a very
interesting downtown area. Again, this was a place where only pedestrians could
walk. It was cobble stones and there were some very cute, typical French buildings
... a bit about her and her sheep.
First we of course went to the back yard, which is a nice big field, to see the sheep; we also fed them some stale baguette. There is a male and female, they are black and quite fluffy. They keep the mom company and they are very friendly little guys. In fact, they were all the way at the other end of the field when we went out to see them, all you had to do was call out to them and they came a running, and boy do they ever run ...