|Frost still on the ground but the sun has reached the mountains.|
|We've had a few foggy mornings too.|
We’ve been getting together with friends and taking care of necessary items, like this year’s visa, or titre de séjour. Ours is safely in hand for another year. After five years in France, we can apply for a 10-year card; I'll need to pass a French test and we'll have to show them five years of taxes, so fingers crossed that we succeed next year. They have an age limit, and over 65, visitors don't have to pass the language test.
|Aperol Spritz and Vermouth and soda|
|Hope they don't run out of wine!|
I had croquette beouf confit while my friend had La Ricaine -- fries, eggs, and bacon with gravy. A perfect Sunday brunch food.
|We sat at the bar in front of the chefs|
|The church was amazing. (I only took this picture after the congregation had filed out.)|
I wasn't sure about going to the burial, picturing a long procession of cars driving to some far away cemetery. But that's not how it happens here. Instead, everyone walked behind the hearse as it made its way through town, police stopping traffic, and we wound our way through the streets to the cemetery just outside of town.
|The sun shone during the burial, but in the opposite direction, the sky turned dark and ominous.|
|Grateful the rain held off during the service|