La Bonne Paye

The other evening, Brian and I attempted to play a French board game, La Bonne Payee. 


The directions were missing, so we had to make up some of the rules. Since we have Internet free times on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as all day Saturday, so here Brian is looking up French words from the cards and board the old fashioned way, using a massive English-French dictionary. 

Au Revoir Lyon

Lyon was such a warm, lovely place to visit, on so many different levels. The weather was gorgeous: though it’s technically autumn, it was sunny and in the 70s most days. Even on the rainy days it was warm enough that we don’t really mind getting drizzled upon before heading back to our apartment for hot chocolate.

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Theo Bikes


The woman we are staying with in L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue has grandchildren near Theo’s age and lots of toys, including a balance bike. Most of the nearby streets are only sporadically driven on by cars, so Theo has been experimenting with riding down them.

Being Excessive at the Market


This photo in no way captures the huge mass of venders and shoppers that is the L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue twice weekly market. The (smaller) Thursday market is about twice as large as any market we’ve previously visited, and the Sunday market is ginormous. Interwoven with the many different types of food stands, we’ve seen stands selling clothing, shoes, yarn, fabric, and small electronics.

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