Last Thursday I took three different trains down to meet up with my old roommate Marie and her family in Gap. We picnicked by a lake about a half hour from Gap. The views were pretty ridiculous.
Friday Marie and I went to Valence, where she works and studies now, but I didn’t get any good pictures there. Valence seemed like a neat city, though I went out once alone and got pissed off by a small bit of street harassment, so I can’t say I was overly taken with it. Marie said it’s an active and pretty city, but she doesn’t like the southern attitude—e.g. throwing your trash on the ground instead of in the waste bin five feet away.
Saturday I joined up with Ju who was rock-climbing in the Gorges du Loup.
Sunday I spent reading and watching them rock-climb.
Sunday they went to an area with a “marche d’approche” that I knew I wouldn’t like, plus I was feeling weird, so I stayed instead down by the river, went swimming, and finished reading Les Années-collège.
The boys joined me at the end.
We drove back up Tuesday. School starts back up in a little over two weeks.