Thanks to the couchsurfing project we had three of the loveliest house guests from France last weekend. I love meeting people from far away, sharing a good meal, a cup of tea, stories and impressions. Morgane, Patrice and Morgane's mom Lucy were on their way to Yellowstone from Moab and needed a place to stay in Salt Lake City. We were only too happy to have them stay with us for a night. The next day Sam and I took them to Heritage Park to share a little bit of our local history and culture.
Lucy spoke the least English of the three (but her English is still light years ahead of my French!), but she and Sam had no trouble at all communicating. She played with him and sang him French songs and he just adored her. She can come back and be his French grandma any time!
Morgane brought us some lovely gifts from France; candles, a French picture book and this silky soft teddy for Sam. She picked out the bear because in our email correspondence prior to her visit I had told her about the mama bear and two cubs we saw in Yellowstone on our honeymoon. I hope they had similar luck on their visit!