Friday, December 19, 2008

The Phairs and Shopping

The Phairs came to the same mission as we did. They are also from Ca. and now live in Spanish Fork. He has been a Bishop just like DH. They are both teachers although he also later had a large Real Estate Co. They had 2 children, adopted 3 and then fostered 5. They are still close with all of their children. This is their 2nd mission here. His first mission as a young man was in Bordeaux, France. Last time they were in Amien and now they are in Brussels. We flew over with them. They are doing the same thing as we are only in Brussels.
This is a humongeous shopping center. You cannot see the bird cut out that is part of the sign. It is like a Wal Mart, but is about the size of 10 Costcos. Also around the edges of the inner store, there are all kinds of little shops, restaurants, etc. It is just huge.

Here is just part of the fish market inside of Auchan. The fishmongers yell for you to buy their wares just like in the movies.


More fish for sale.



This picture is here by mistake, but it is part of the view out of our front window.




The very front of the cheese counter. It wraps all the way around both sides.





A display in the front of Auchan. It is an animated children's display.






5 comments:

nikko said...

How wonderful to see that you are there safe and sound and are getting settled.

Mmm... I'd love to shop at that cheese counter!

Merry Christmas!

One For All said...

Oh my gosh! It is so cool to see where you will be living for the next couple of years. I can't believe you are finally there! Love you guys! Merry Christmas!
charmela

marcia@joyismygoal said...

That is some store wow life is big there it looks cold and nice I am glad your radiator things work well and you are safe and adjusting

Yvonne said...

It is so great to see where you are--so exciting. I'm so happy for you.

Thanks for posting the pictures--they are so great. That store looks pretty amazing. Hope you are doing o.k. with the language. Cheese is such a big thing there, eh?

** Dre and Yoho ** said...

hi!! great pics! good job on blogging! we miss u guys and love you~