I told myself I would blog a bit about my trip to Europe this time. With such limited access to internet it’s a bit harder but here I am nonetheless. My first thought is how grateful I am for David’s family. They welcome me like I am one of their own and I have so much love for David and his people. Everyone’s been saying my French has been getting better and better and I am pretty excited that I can make myself understood on a very elementary level. The best part about traveling to places with people who are familiar with the area is that they know all the fun non touristy spots to hit up. Yesterday we went to one of the local beaches in Véndee (which is such an extensive region of western France by the way, I had no idea!). After visiting David’s brand new niece Maya (such a cutie) we went bumper car riding (per Emilie’s great idea), had fresh ice cream (chocolat blanc et spéculos pour moi), and watched the tide roll in at the shore. Right as we were finishing our ice cream the sky opened up and the rain fell. I’ve noticed it rains several times a day here. While off putting at first for this Cali gal I actually do appreciate the sunny moments that much more.
While the majority of the day is spent with David’s family we spent the evenings with his childhood friend Joseph, Emilie and other young folk. While grabbing drinks on the water “downtown” I tried to compliment a woman walking by on her hair. But instead of saying I like your curls, I said I like your ass. I laughed so hard with our new friends Nicolas and Melanie. After they went home Joseph Emilie David and I grabbed beers and drank them on the beach watching dark clouds roll by. I could get used to this. #vivefrance