French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 258 (15 March 2011) – I Love Nantes in the “Printemps”

“Printemps” is French for spring. And walking home from taking Ella to school this morning, I spotted some workers prettying up the round-about near our tram stop, less than 350 steps from our front door (remember, I have a pedometer). I know it’s hard to see them with this cell phone quality photo, but click on it to see a bigger version. Anyway, I’ve seen flowers planted in all sorts of public places around town. This is serious work, as I think it is in any city. But somehow it seems higher on the To-do list in Nantes than in Seattle. Maybe I just have the time to notice it more?

And, yes, that’s my beloved Ligne 2 (Line 2) of the tram heading toward our stop. Reviewing this picture I started thinking, “If Ligne 2 was a woman I’d ask her to marry me.” Then I thought, “Wait a second, I’m already married!” Then I saw the men planting flowers and thought, “That’s right, it’s spring, the season of romance,” and realized that I was just letting the longer days and warmer temperatures carry me away. I forgave myself, but made a mental note that perhaps I should be getting some flowers for Melinda.

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March 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. […] We received an email from Laurent today that including a couple of photos, one being this quick shot of our beloved tram, Line 2 (Ligne 2) in Nantes. I doubt Laurent thought his photo would end up on the blog, but I so much appreciated receiving it that I couldn’t resist. I mean I know life has gone on in Nantes without us, but Ligne 2, too? It hasn’t had to close down, mourning our absence? I all but proposed to it (in fact, I think I may have back on March 15th). […]

    Pingback by Ligne 2 Rolls On « Back in Seattle | September 5, 2011 | Reply

  2. […] So now we have a “caddy” in the United States. Next we’ll be regularly walking to the grocery store and taking the caddy on public transportation (where we live in Seattle this means nothing more than a bus – boy, do I miss Ligne 2). […]

    Pingback by A Caddy in America! « Chat With Andy | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  3. […] a little refresher on what Line 2 means to me, I direct you to this entry from March 15, 2011. Published: July 9, 2012 Filed Under: […]

    Pingback by In Which I Am Reunited With “Ligne 2″ « Chat With Andy | July 9, 2012 | Reply

  4. […] a little refresher on what Line 2 means to me, I direct you to this entry from March 15, 2011. Published: July 9, 2012 Filed Under: […]

    Pingback by In Which I Am Reunited With “Ligne 2″ « Chat With Andy | July 9, 2012 | Reply


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