Saturday, July 17, 2010
We love spending time with our friends in France. They are wonderful people and we love them. We spent a few occasions with the Riberia's. We had a picnic at Pont du Gard, they had us over for a Monday Night get together, and they we had them over to the Gite for swimming and dinner. Also, Patrick came and stayed with us for a day. It was wonderful to see him. And we spent some time with Aline et Jean- Louis. We went to the Uzes market and then had a picnic in a beautiful park. Plus we got together with them at the Riberia's. So many good times!
We love to relax in the southern France sunshine! The Gite has a great pool but it is NOT heated. The first week of our stay the pool was FREEZING! The kids would be shivering as they swam. They were very determined to use the pool. As the weeks went by the temperature got warmer and the water was so refreshing. Jack was very hesitant to get in the water until the last few days. He finally would get on Alexis' back or sit on the edge and put his feet in.
The kids thought this was amazing! We flew between London and France on Ryan Air. It is a very inexpensive way to travel around Europe and because of this the airports were small so we had to go outside to board the plane. It was exciting for the kids because they have only seen this done in movies! :) We were all so tired because we had to leave Aunt Jenni's flat at 4 am. London was cold and overcast and we were praying for that southern France sunshine!
We were all so excited to find the old Avignon bridge were they still have the locals dress up, dance and sing. We wanted to sing ourselves especially for Jack since he has listened to this song so many times. Well, we got there and we had to pay a huge amount of money just to walk on the bridge. I told the children we would have to pass. It was just to expensive for all of us to go. So, we took a picture with the Avignon bridge as our back drop. It worked even though there were a few tears. :( & :)