My goodness it's been years since I studied French at college. So, thank goodness for a daughter-in-law who is a former French teacher. HA!
We did have some interesting times over there and the food was good but expensive. Then we came home and found steak over here to be about the same price as there now. Talk about your sticker shock.
ALso had a BIG health issue for MONTHS before that trip over. However, The trip over and back did not kill me and We traveled on Air France. SO, as they say what don't kill ya makes ya TOUGHER.
Now I can come back here from time to time and "raise sand" with neo-nazis and islamo-fascists!!!!
While we were over there, we went to Normandy and visited my cousin's grave. Real sad and hard to do. He was killed in the invasion and the last time I saw him was 1942. He and my late brother were the same age.
Very glad that you are back & doing well again!
Yes, understand about the French. Moi aussi.I was a French Teaching Asst. in college and had gotten good enough at it back then that I actually dreamed in French.
But then I had no real occasion to use it for 30 years — until we went to Italy last year. I was trying to learn Italian while we were there and was doing pretty well, until we met this very nice French couple at a restaurant who spoke no English or Italian. So I trotted out my now “See Spot run” level, rusty French. Problem was, after we left the French couple, I was never able to get into the swing of speaking Italian again. Every time I searched for an Italian word in my brain, it could only find the French. It was really frustrating!
Good that you got a chance to visit your cousin’s grave. So many died there. We had a family friend who was there during the invasion. He died last year, but he had gone back for the 50th anniversary in the 1990’s and visited the graves of his friends. He said that it was an amazing trip.