04.02.2016 - 08.02.2016 7 °C
Susan Beckman, who was instrumental in getting me into an advanced class at L'Institut de Francais last March by Skyping with me in French and encouraging me to persist, invited me to visit her and I did. She lives on a lovely small farm in Milford, Ohio near Cincinnati. We walked on a few trails, worked out with her personal trainer and enjoyed some nice meals out. One day we went to a lecture by Alexandra Fuller who talked about growing up in Africa and her best selling books as well as her life since. This was a charity event and about three hundred people attended. Another day we went to an event for "C'est La Chandeleur" (Candlemas Day) put on by the local Alliance Francaise. Crêpes and cider were served and since Susan, as a member of the Alliance had work to do I played Monopoly with her seven year old grandson Lachlan and kept an eye on little sister Maeve. Then we went to Susan's daughter's place to feast on Chili, finger food and desserts along with beer. Lachlan is so knowledgable about football and we enjoyed each other's company watching the Super Bowl. His sisters Olivia, Alexandra and Maeve along with their Mom and Dad were all great company. After four days of beautiful weather the day I came home was grey with rain and snow, so having ignored taking many pictures the ones I took that day aren't the best.