Hello parents, guardians, family, and friends! Are you getting ready for the final farewell tomorrow? Michael and I have been in Saumur for a few days preparing for everyone's arrival and we are both very excited to have everyone here and begin what is promising to be a wonderful summer! We'll be meeting Krista, Kelly, and all the students at the airport early Saturday morning.
In the meantime, I've been exploring a bit and find Saumur to be very pleasant! Recently, I've gotten fresh radishes at the market, sat at an outdoor café and had "strawberry juice" (one of my favorites!) with a worker from a local kebab stand, and gone on a canoe trip - in the rain as it turned out - in the Loire river, passing under bridges and the chateau. These are just a few things the students will be able to do in their free time - the latter with their U.S. parents' permission, of course!