Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good-bye, Neigh-bors (An Abrupt Alteration)

My personal life has gone through a significant change within the past week: I am no longer living in Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

I have said good-bye to this:

The Neigh-bors had a kid

And openly greeted the Plantagenêt Cité in Le Mans on Friday July 4th. The decision to move was coordinated on Wednesday July 2nd. Le Mans may only be 40 kilometers away from Sablé, but it is worlds apart.

The Saint Julien Cathedral is Le Mans' shining architectural glory

Le Mans, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

After two years of being surrounded by cornfields and horses, I had forgotten how noisy bustling cities can be. While I do find myself at times missing the peace and quiet of the countryside, the adjustment to having an efficient, reliable public transportation system with frequent buses and trams and to seeing people my own age makes the transition much smoother.

Plus, seeing this store whenever I walk home never fails to coax a smile across my lips.

Barb the French Bean


  1. Oh, wow. Hope the change brings exciting things for you!

    I mean, exciting things even beyond Butt Telecom...

  2. Movin' on up to the big city! Hopefully this is a good change. I mean, if anything now you can call people from your Butt phone.

    I've never been to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but I have been to the 24 Hours of LeMons, where people race cars (lemons) that they bought for $500 or less. Yep, it's a real thing. I'm classy like that.

  3. I saw something about America's wealthiest families yesterday. On the list was the Butt family. Fascinating. I now want to marry a Butt. No, wait! I did that already and divorced him. X Butt.



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