Friday, December 26, 2008

Bailleul

In front of the Mayrie in many of the towns and cities that we have seen there is a temporary ice skating rink that many enjoy. After a huge 4 hour meal, we went into town and walked around. The children and a few adults skated.


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This is Raquel a daughter-in-law from Madrid, Spain. She lived for a great part of a year in Illinois and speaks great English.





Next, you see one of the charming streets and a picture of the church which is just behind the Mayrie.


The Degraves loaded us down with gifts. We each got a beautiful book. One is of the land and the waters and the other is of castles and abbeys. We also got a box of chocolates and a homemade roll for breakfast the next day. The roll was delicious when we ate it this morning. How kind they were to include us in gift giving. They also gave each of their children and grandchildren a gift and I noticed that they were quite modest, such as a dish towel and potholder, a photo, a book, etc.

1 comment:

The Wendler Family said...

I'm glad that you got some Christmas gifts. Those rolls look so fluffy and delicious! How thoughtful of them. :)