Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Le Gers

On Sunday, Aphrodite competed in a sailing regata on a small lake in the Gers region of France. We go to this lake often, as it's not far from Toulouse, and I love driving there. We drive through the most beautiful scenery I've seen in France. Granted, I haven't seen much of France, but still. It's pretty. It's mostly green farmland, with patchwork-y hills.

Here are Hercules, my host mom, and Athena (aka "Clop-clop," due to the crutches she's been on for a few weeks).

Random French weirdness: a side-by-side refrigerator, with the freezer and the fridge vertically parallel and often with a water- and ice-dispenser built into the freezer door, is called a "refrigerateur Americain" or "American fridge." If you want to buy one, you go to the appliance store and ask for an American fridge. Does this mean that other types of fridges aren't American?


  1. We say that in Britain too. You guys are famous for having a president who maybe a little cellurly-challenged, brain-wise and also for having huge fridges.

  2. We call fries "French fries", so why shouldn't they call them American fridges? :)