In France, the Monday after Easter is a jour férié. So instead of the Friday before being considered a holiday, it’s that Monday when school is closed and work is cancelled.
But a day off definitely must be used to the fullest, so we took the train to Saintes for a small adventure. It was a perfect Spring day, and our hearts were light from spending the day outside in the sun. We had another baguette & cheese picnic in the park. I’m sure everyone in the town must have been out that day too. I found a yellow flower and wore it in my hair, and we took photos in front of pink trees. After an afternoon’s exploration, we settled down next to the carousel for a café. I think we all would have stayed there forever. Instead, we played “La Vie en Rose” as we walked back to the train.
Seriously, as I’m trying to write this out, to save and share the memories, I just feel so grateful for all I am seeing and experiencing these days. Life abroad can be hard, and sometimes embarrassing, but when it’s good, oh is it good.