Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Where In The World Are We?

So, I have had multiple questions concerning the area in which Stuart and I are currently residing. Here are a few tidbits to help the readers get a general feel for our temporary home.

Town: Pernes-les -Fontaines

Population: Roughly 10,000 people

Occupations of residents: According to Vincent ( the man who picked us up from the airport and who's wife translates for us at church) the majority of the residents here were at one time farmers. They produce (get it?) tons of fruit and veggies here during the spring/summer seasons including cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, lots of grapes, and even olives for making olive oil! However, Vincent says a lot of locals are beginning to drive outside the area for work, employed by manufacturing companies, etc.

Claim to fame: Mount Ventoux, the mountain all the bikers ride up in the Tour de France, which I don't know much about so....don't ask.

Major cities we are near to: Avignon (approx. 90,000- 100,000 people), Marseille (approx. 1 million people). To go grocery shopping, we have to drive into Carpentras because Pernes-les-Fontaines isn't big enough to hold a cup of water, which is kind of like saying, "I live in Ringgold/Milton, but go into Danville to do my grocery shopping."

Body of water: We are about 45 minutes to an hour from the Mediterranean Sea, so we often get high winds coming up off the water that causes it to blow here pretty hard for around three days or so.

So there. A few quick facts for all of you out there wondering.

More witty commentary next time!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds absolutely lovely! What a wonderful adventure for the both of you. :) I look forward to reading more....

    And your blog is just beautiful!


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