I've been remembering Basque country the past few days. I met some neighbors at an apero party Wednesday evening. Marie-Jeanne and Michel have a second home here in Cadrieu, but this was the first time I had a chance to visit with them. Michel told me that he is Basque having family that comes from both the Bearn and the Pays Basque in the Pyrenees. I was thrilled to talk with him and tell him about the adventures Edith and I had in both those places! Michel doesn't speak Basque, although his mother does. He says it's too hard...amen to that! I'm so happy my French is finally good enough that I can carry on at least a rudimentary conversation with people. And talking with Michel brought back lovely memories of last summer's vacation exploring Basque country.