I have decided to write my updates on our European adventures through some of the 600 or more photos I have taken: don't worry I probably won't get more than 25 put onto the blog. How is this for a 'first morning in France' adventure? This is me riding Gerrard's horse back to the pasture after the horse's early morning swim in Lac Annecy. Chris rode the horse to the lake, Gerrard rode her in the water, and I did the ride home. I have pictures of them too, but like I said, I want to keep this at 25 photos or thereabouts.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.