Saturday, March 21, 2009
Another American/French Family in Frejus!
A few weeks ago, while Rick and I were waiting to pick up the girls from school, we heard a fimiliar sound...English and with an American accent. It was Kurt, this really nice guy from the Midwest who's little boy Charlie had been going to the same school! What are the chances, three American-ish families in one school?
Kurt has been in France for 20 years and is married to a lovely French woman named Stephanie, thier little boy is a dual citizen (thank you ever so for your correction Lisa and Rick)and he now refuses to speak English (funny).
They invited us over for dinner last night and we had a really good time getting to know this family. They were very generous, kind and very open, we had a wonderful evening and they invited us again to join them on Sunday to play baseball at the Base...that should be fun. Hopefully I will remember this time to bring my camera.
Kurt lives here in Frejus but actually works in Paris if you can believe it. He travels via the TGV to Paris on Mondays (4 hours) and then comes home on Fridays (another 4 hours). He is a very energetic and enthusiastic man and his wife Stephanie is quite and very funny.
It's funny that it took us almost the entire year to learn that there was another American. The girls had such fun playing with Charlie, all we could hear was giggle and squeals and then a "thunk" as Irie did a nose-dive off the top bunk onto the floor...no worries though she's up and running!
Hopefully we've met some new friends...can never have too many...will keep you posted.