14 Fevrier: "one way & made in spain"
Very busy Valentine's Day today. Gerri took us on another grand tour. We started at St. Paul's cathedral, made our way through parts of the musee carnivale (which had a special exhibition on Ben Franklin, which was nice for us Americans), ate a fallafel in the Jewish district, stopped at a tea museum, and ended up at the arch de defense. Later on, we had a dinner with some neighbors in Fontenay. It was a great experience to meet a French family and see their home and eat a meal with them. They spoke some English, more than our French so we were able to communicate that way. Their 17 year old son was pretty fluent, so he jumped into the conversation as well. The dad was a dentist and he told us that Americans are much better at flossing their teeth and taking care of their teeth than are the French. Interesting tidbit. The mother was hysterical, very animated and told a few humorous stories from when she visited her brother in San Francisco. Least to say, it was very entertaining.
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