Today is the last full day of our adventure. We have seen so many monuments of history and culture. Today being Sunday, there was a lot of foot traffic on the streets. People walking to work, the local boulangerie, a café, or the markets. Being here for a week has dramatically changed the way I feel about navigating. I am more comfortable in this surrounding than I thought I would be.
Around noon, I headed to a local café to grab a crêpe. As I was enjoying my crêpe and chocolat chaud I watched people walk by chatting with one another. I watched as people were sitting next to me and at other cafés to enjoy drinks. I was not used to seeing so many people go out just for drinks. I felt immersed in the culture, like I was a true Frenchman, sitting at a café drinking my chocolat chaud, watching the people walk.
The connection the people of France have to food is incredible. As much as I loved seeing the cathedrals and other monuments, experiencing the culture and meeting new people was just as exciting. I will never forget the experiences France has given me, such as my fascinating interaction with a sister at Mont Saint-Michel or getting used to showering with a half glass door as my shower guard. This trip will never be forgotten. I will forever respect the power of food in culture.