We then went with them to the apartment that they had rented in Nyons where we got to drink some of the treasures that Gary and Andy had purchased at the wineries. Nyons is a lovely village situated beside a river and surrounded by mountains. It is the center of the olive oil industry in
. That evening, we went to a restaurant called “L’Arc en Ciel” (The Rainbow) in the arcade in Nyons and had a wonderful dinner. At the end of the evening we sadly had to leave our friends to finish packing and getting ready for our departure. France
What a wonderful day with friends!
Just 10 days after seeing Margaret and Gary and meeting Ann and Andy, we picked up Vaison friends Phil and Margaret in
. They had added a visit to Detroit to their vacation in the Michigan and we got to spend a week with them showing them some of the sights of US including a day tasting Michigan wines on the Michigan just north of Mission Peninsula and a day at Traverse City Mackinac Island. We also went to in Greenfield Village . On the “no travel” days, we walked to the City Market, to the Dearborn and the Capitol. On Monday, we took Phil and Margaret back to Michigan Historical Museum so they could begin their odyssey of returning to their home in Vaison la Romaine. Detroit
Hosting Margaret and Phil helped us make the transition from
to France because we got to spend time with friends from Vaison la Romaine in our Lansing home. We were able to talk about the things we already missed about our lives in Lansing and the facets of our France life that we enjoy. Both topics helped define our perspectives on the duality of living here and there and loving aspects of both. Lansing
What a wonderful week with friends!
I guess whether it is “amitie” in French or “friendship” in English, the best part of being anywhere is the people who enrich our lives.