Monday, July 11, 2005
Southern BrittanyWish I could download pictures because it is beautiful here. Additionally, the weather has been amazing -- if anything too hot. I am, however, surprised at just how cold the water is here in July. It reminds me of my summers swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. My girlfriend and I drove around a bit today, which was nice for us but the kids complained until they got out of the car and climbed on the rocks near the water and threw seaweed at each other.
We are staying on a "presqu' ile" or almost island -- a peninsula. It is just as charming and beautiful as I hoped. We woke up this morning to a very large market selling fruit, poulet roti, dresses, cheeses, and ceramics. My sister and I walked around before saying our goodbye. I won't see her again until she comes to visit me in the US. I 've spoken to her nearly everyday while I've lived in France and I know I will miss her a lot.
Please forgive any spelling errors or whatever else. It is no fun typing on the French keyboard and having no spell check to rely on!
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by chrisc : 4:05 PM
You sound like you love France - sorry you have to come back, but I know you like it here too.
# posted by JoeinVegas : 4:24 PM
It sounds fantastic, with the god wholesome fun you are having. Not many people enjoy the simple things in life anymore.
I would definitely miss reading your descriptions of Paris. Would you be continuing to write once back in the States?
# posted by vitrichenko : 4:59 PM
Yes, I remember the French keyboards - even have a "souvenir" photo of one! Perhaps you shd. bring one home?
Enjoy the travels, Terry in SF
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# posted by Donna : 12:09 AM
I'm pretty sure there's a way to configure the computer so the keyboard acts like a traditional American one. If you can touch type, then you can just ignore the letters marked on the keys. I guess it's not worth it when you're just there for a few more days.
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