It was a dark and stormy…day (you thought I was gonna say ‘night’ didn’t you?). Honestly, it was 15C/58F and there were on and off (mostly ‘off’ thank goodness) showers. Not exactly the best weather for a 4th of July picnic, but 50-70 brave souls from the France/Etats-Unis and Americans in Toulouse clubs managed to have a fun time at the Foret du Bouconne last Sunday (which was actually July 1).
There were maybe 200 people there – some were Americans, some were French, others were neither (I know of at least one Danish fellow who was there). Elyse, Tour Guide Extraordinaire, was there.
A young whippersnapper from the US embassy in Paris gave a brief speech (in FR) as did someone from mayor’s office.
And then came the food and drink, featuring champagne (technically, it cremant de Limoux) and the absolutely cutest little faux hamburgers:
And what would a FR buffet be without macarons:
All in all, a fun way to spend an hour or so. And as we exited the site we got to pass by one of my all-time favorite busts: