Last Friday, Sylvie, the director of the Centre Oregon here in Poitiers, had a potluck at her house in Chasseneuil, about half an hour from Poitiers. It was nice to meet all of the Americans who had just arrived in January. I also fell in love with Sylvie's beautiful French country house, and charming pets. I miss cats! While it seems that every French person has a dog, and takes that dog everywhere with them, cats are hard to come by. So it was a dream come true for all of us cat-deprived Americans to have a feline in our presence. Now for some pictures.
Me and Aerika and the kitty.
Me and Aerika and the kitty desperately trying to escape my grasp.
Setting up the food. Delicious food.
Sylvie's daughter Agnès.
Erik (who is studying in Germany, but was visiting Lindsey), Lindsey, Aileen (from St. Louis University), Alyssa (also from SLU), and Jason.
Sylvie (our director), Shawna, Odile (Alyssa's host mom), Alyssa, and Devon in front.
Shane, Lindsey, Erik, Aileen, and Katie (from SLU). Also note the beautiful house.
Rachelle, Sam, Jessica (SLU I think), Hunter (SLU), Hillary (SLU), and Katie. Again note the lovely house.
Jason and the cat!
Adrienne and Karen.
What a wonderful night!