For our break, we've mostly been lounging around, but starting tomorrow we should become a little more active. Last Saturday my Canadian friend Catherine introduced us to a very nice French couple who live in Orléans. Anne-Sophie and Pierre just returned from two years in Manchester, England, and have moved to Orléans to begin teaching careers. Both speak excellent English, and we're hoping to invite them over for dinner this week. They also gave us some tips on how to stay in France as "contractuel" teachers for the next school year. We're going to talk to some people about it soon.
We're both going crazy for the beautiful changing colors that signals fall is here. It's been so long since we've seen red, yellow, and orange leaves on trees!
Tomorrow we're off to Beaugency to visit our friend Justine. We'll post more pics after Paris. Of course, you can see the rest of our photos at picasaweb.google.com/nicoledcwallace.