My son and I are leaving our small town in southeastern United States to live for a year in a small town in southeastern France. It couldn't possibly be THAT different, right?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Promenade en Ardèche

    I am living in the region of France called the Rhône-Alpes in the department, La Drôme.  Just across the Rhône river is the department of Ardèche where Jed and I spent the day hiking with Caroline, her family and four other couples plus their children.  We had a wonderful picnic by a stream and then climbed to the top of a "rock" (translation:  "mountain" by South Carolina standards).  Jed was not impressed.  Even the magnificent view from the top did not stop him from wondering what the boys back at the apartment were doing.  His needs are pretty simple really.  He wants to run a little; throw something; kick something (or someone), play a video game, and eat chocolate everyday.  Anything outside of these parameters is pretty useless to him.  It's going to take a while for this new culture to sink in, I think.    


  1. Maybe the chocolate will have to be on or in some wonderful french pastry. Do you have a patisserie close by?

  2. We do have a boulangerie within in walking distance. Jed got something called "chou au chocolat" for dessert tonight.