Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Somewhere to stay in France, for now

Last night's couchsurfer was visiting Ithaca as one of a few candidate cities where his family will move in about a year. He's from Chicago, lived in San Francisco for several years, lived in Paris for a while, and has been living about an hour outside Paris in Provins, a small city known for lots of remaining medieval architecture. If I make it to France again anytime soon, I should obviously make a point of visiting them!

They're also considering Ann Arbor (which I told him was a fine idea) and Eureka (which I told him was an awful idea, thanks to Dave).

They owned a bed & breakfast in San Francisco for several years, and then another in Paris for a few years, but have since been full-time parents for their thirteen-year-old daughter. They're basically looking for a good place for her to go to high school. She's lived her whole live in France, but is fluent not just in French but also English and Italian. Lucky kid.

  • So long to Stevie (201.9)

    A Facebook post from a person I've never met about the passing of a dog I've never met hit me harder than I expected this afternoon.…

  • ✌️

    Still feeling fine about 40 hours after my second Pfizer shot, but I was pretty zonked last night, went to bed early, and slept for about nine…

  • Plexiglass and clipboards! (200.0)

    Interesting observation from bill_schubert that he wishes he'd bought stock in clipboards. "Things we really need in a pandemic:…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded