Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On Sept 13, Leesa invited a bunch of us out to Antony to attend the annual Foire aux Fromages et aux Vins. We didn't actually end up doing much tasting (I think that the economy has made the wine producers a bit tighter with the samples they're giving out), but it was still a neat day.

There was of course your typical Breton crêpe stand:And oysters from the Gulf where I used to live in Bretagne:Plus loads of different cheeses:The craziest part of the day though was coming across a Minutemen Brigade from Lexington, Massachusetts!After talking to a few of them, we found there was a group of about 40 people who'd come over to celebrate the naming of Lexington square in Antony. (Lexington and Antony are sister cities). How random is that?? It made for some great photos though!

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Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

lol! I was just in Lexington, MA the other day for dinner! They love their history here, Revolutionary war stuff everywhere!

September 30, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger L said...

I lived in Massachusetts for 3 years and I never made it to Lexington or Concord...I regret it now of course, but at the time I was submerged in home work and choir practice. Too bad Toulouse doesn't do more stuff with their sister city Atlanta.

September 30, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Cindy in NE said...

Great pics! Makes me glad I'm heading over in a couple of weeks!:) But just FOR a couple of weeks! :(

September 30, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger kathryn_manz said...

I've been reading your blog for a while, but I never expected to see my hometown in it! Whoo, Lexington! My dad almost went on that trip. I would've loved to see pictures of him in a tricorn hat on this site. :)

September 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Ksam said...

Whoa, that's crazy that all of you have connections to there - I'd never even heard of it before we'd met these people!

Though some of them had connections to MN as well - one of the women even told me the following joke: "There once was a man in MN who loved his wife so much he almost told her"!!!

September 30, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger jonnifer said...

I'm surprised you had trouble getting samples. We just went up to a stand and asked for what we wanted to try.

October 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Bostanna said...

I live two towns over from Lexington! That is cool!

October 2, 2009 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger Starman said...

The guys in their old uniforms look a bit frumpy, nést-ce pas? I've had an adventure myself for the past two weeks. If you like, you can read about it here: http://lerevefrancais.blogspot.com/

October 3, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

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