First, I went in a train that lasted for about two hours. When we finished, we took a car ride that lasted about an hour. When we were riding in the car, my mom's friend Amy pointed to a REAL medieval castle. It had quite a lot of turrets. And it was in the middle of a suburb!
When we got out of the car, we were in the French countryside! We went into a somewhat abandoned-looking castle, but when we got inside, it looked like a regular beautiful house. This was Miss Amy's house. Miss Amy writes books. She has a four and a half year old girl and a 6 year old boy. At first they opened up some toys that I gave them as presents. We ran around and played with swords (it was really fun). When I was safe, I did a dance and sang, "I am protected!" I could speak a little French and the kids could speak English a bit, so we could understand each other. Then, there was a little shed with a little trampoline inside. We jumped on that for a little while. I haven't been on a trampoline for at least six months, so I quite enjoyed it. Then we played swords again and played on the computer.
(We took pictures, but we forgot our computer cord, so we can't download the pictures from the camera.)
For dinner, we ate veal with Papa's sauce, some salads, and some things that I'm not sure what they were. But they were good. We had a tarteline for dessert.
We spent the night in the country. That was Saturday. Before I tell you about Sunday, let me tell you something pretty cool. Me and my mom finally finished the Lego Millenium Falcon on Sunday morning. Here it is, my big Christmas present. (I opened it early because it wouldn't fit in a suitcase for the plane.)
|Han Solo is driving|
We stayed there until midnight. There were 11 people for dinner in total. The dinner lasted a very very long time. Papa asked a 9 year old boy named Alexandre if he wanted to play checkers with me. (He doesn't really speak English.) So we did, and guess who won? (Me!)
French word of the day:
cadeau (ca-doh) I gave cadeaux to Miss Amy's children.
French Fact of the Day:
People shop for their fresh foods at a French market. If you're thinking Tom Thumb or Walmart, they don't have that here! A French market sells things like sardines and bread and octopus and radishes and toothbrushes and toys and potatoes outside with a tent roof over it, and it only lasts for a few hours. It's pretty odd, but this is true: we saw all sorts of things for sale at the market, like panties for sale right next to oranges.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this extra long post. And we won't forget to do another post tomorrow, so please show up and give me a comment!