Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Last night I had one of those perfect moments. My girlfriend and I took our families to Carnac during the day. In fact, the reason we chose a week in southern Brittany was to visit Carnac. Why? Carnac is like England's more famous Stonehenge. It's a bunch of rock alignments built between 5000 and 2000 B.C.

Carnac has nearly 4,000 standing stones or mehnirs oriented approximately East to West. Many believe that the menhirs are linked to fertility. Unfortunately, it was very hot and the kids didn't want to stay long. We did walk through Carnac and had an enjoyable crepe lunch. After Carnac we drove to one of the local beache, La Trinite sur Mer. The kids played in the sand and jumped in the cold water.

But the perfect night.... after we bought dinner on the way home... my girlfriend's son wanted to take a swim in the pool. I took a quick shower and joined all the kids poolside. Our group ended up being the alone at the pool at 9:30pm. The sun was setting a magnificient color of red. The sailboats in the harbor were peacefully swaying back and forth. The children were full swing into a made up game based on a game in Harry Potter -- some form of Quidditch. All four kids were playing together and it was just a peaceful, beautiful moment in time.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
10:04 AM



I for one am going to miss your posts. It's always neat reading about a fellow expat-in-France, and I will say that my trip to Paris (we live in Lyon) had been influenced by some of your recommendations! Maybe you'll get to come back- who knows?

# posted by cheryl : 12:06 PM  

making many memories ... have a wonderful time.

# posted by Becca : 1:28 PM  

carnac, c'est pas un arnaque? (hahah, couldn't resist)

bisous. have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in France. dommage on n'est pas allées au thé un jour.

# posted by NARDAC : 2:58 PM  

Dear Auntie M,

There are persons, few, who can see the beautiful side of life anywhere they are. You are one of those.

Guess you are enjoying more or in an especial way now that you know you leave. It happened to me in another city. Enjoy it! It will be the sweetest souvenir.


# posted by Anonymous : 5:53 PM  

when i read about the menhirs in your post, i could help but think of asterix and obelix. ;)

# posted by maryse : 8:39 PM  

Enjoy the quiet peaceful times. The fast music (e.g. Flight of the Bumble Bee)will be playing when you return to Paris and prepare for your move to the US. I hope you'll write a weblog about your life in Washington, DC.

# posted by Oz : 2:13 PM  

What a magic moment.

That sounds co cool, I've never heard of Carnac.

# posted by BohemianMama : 5:29 PM  

Visited Paris for the first time in February 2005. I am now addicted! I cannot wait to go again and see more wonderful cities in France. I am so jealous reading your stories.

# posted by Anonymous : 10:27 PM  

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