Melinda’s and my dinner tonight began with a cocktail and eight oysters, four for each of us. We went out for a fancy dinner at a French restaurant in Seattle called Café Campagne, courtesy of a gift certificate presented to us by an appreciative PSCS family. We did our best to pretend we were back in France, beginning the meal with oysters. I, of course, had confit de canard as my main course. There was a good baguette, along with salted butter, and well-paired glasses of wine, too.
Most importantly, we had great company.
The evening reminded us of the 26th day of the sabbatical, back when we had just arrived in France and were staying in Pornichet. Melinda and I left the girls to sleep in that morning and biked to a market where we enjoyed oysters and a glass of wine.
If you can’t tell, we are getting geared up to return to France, which we will be doing for a month in less than 4 weeks.