Onto a new chapter on our trip: Ireland.
A few thoughts to wrap up our time in Montpellier, France: know we’ll be back, as it still feels like a type of “home”. We just LIVED here. Ken got a haircut (like you do at home), as it had been awhile since he had had one. Was proud of him directing the barber in French. He got a very chic and Continental cut that all the guys here in Europe are wearing.I like it! A new look for a new beginning when we get “home” to Greenville, our new permenant town.
The other different thing while we were here was the World Cup. VERY big here and like our SuperBowl and World Series rolled into one. It is only played every 4 years and I like how the teams represent an entire country, not just a city or state. Little Croatia, with the same amount of people as WI, was in the finals with France. How cool for us to be here during that final game. France had not won the World Cup since 1998, and they wanted to win badly, against a sort of Cinderella story of Croatia upsetting all the more established teams. I’m not a big Sports fan, as most of you know, but talk about being in the right place at the right time! Had a “watch the game” party at our house, and they won!! Celebration went on practically all night and was so fun to be a part of it! Below is a view from friends’ Linda and her daughter Brecka’s place, that looks onto the main square: Le Comedie.
It was great to experience their joy. No police or soldiers about, no guns shooting, of course, no destruction/crowds out of hand, no violence. Just everyone celebrating and having a good time: unified. Lots of driving around the streets, hanging out of cars with the French flag and honking the horn. It went on until the wee hours. So glad we got to be here for that!
So, as we leave Montpellier, we are sad, but look forward to our Ireland experience. Feel so blessed to be able to have this trip.
Will be wrapping things up here in France over the next day or two and taking a few days to travel to Ireland…will check in when we get there. Thanks again for following me…