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Here's an account of my latest endeavors :)

Pegasus bridge: an important turning point for the liberation of Caen.
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The craziness for the Repas started Saturday morning. I began cutting cabbage at 10 and was done with the ground beef by 2. I think that I could make the dressing for coleslaw in under 30 seconds!
At 2, I left with my host family to go to Caen for a dictée. I suppose the translation would be dictation? It was held in the management school where a man read off a few paragraphs while everyone copied. If I remember correctly: error in conjugation was -2 points, spelling was -1, and accentuation was -.5. The first place winner had just -2! Considering the speed of the reading and difficulty level of the words, I was floored by that.
Then I went to Arianna's house for the night because her family would drive me the next morning. We made some churros, ate fondu, danced, and sang karaoke... fun night! We even turned the karaoke into "The Voice" with spinning chairs. Arianna's host brother also practically dragged me outside when I told him that I played soccer so we played for about half an hour.

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The next morning we got up at 8 to drive to Villainville. "The evilest of towns" according to Arianna's host father. The students got to eat pizza while preparing the food. This was the point when I realized that sloppy joes are definitely not meant for bite-size pieces. I also was given a microwave that needed to be switched on and off every minute in order to continue going. With the help of a very generous rotarian, I was able to finish in time!
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We served the 200-some people, saw a dance performance by a student and her host brother, all introduced ourselves and our food, then it was time for dessert! A rebound from the USA brought cupcakes that we formed into a flag.
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The French outbounds also told us where they're going to go, and out of the 6 going to the US, 3 are going to Ohio!! Of course, I taught them: OH! IO!
One of the short terms to Ohio also happens to be the daughter of my history teacher. There was also a long term that said he already knows that he's going to D6690!
On the way back we stopped at the iconic Falaise d'Etretat!
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Posted by rachelkronk 12:15 Archived in France

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Very good report Rachel happy to hear all the things that you been doing keep the blog going love dad

by Jim Kronk

Okay. So I know you are proud of Ohio, and your father gave up long ago, but you are not helping the outbounds. Please let them know that Michigan is the cooler state. I mean how many songs have Ohio in them? The pictures of Falaise d'Etretat I thought looked like you took a picture of a post card until I saw 1/2 your face. You need to be in these photos more! One photo has you with all the Rotarians and you are all wearing vests with so much flair....I want to have a day with you to go over all your buttons and pins...try to remember them for me. Looks like you are enjoying saying yes...keep up the posts. P.s. Did you show the French how soccer is played in Chez Kronk or did you let them win?

by Uncle Joey

Thanks for the update Rachel. We love hearing about all your learning experiences! Uncle Jason and I both read, "All the Light You Cannot See," and now Genevieve is reading it and thinking of all the history you have had the opportunity to visit.

by Aunt Maggie

Love all the pics!!! And your stories! But the one with you and the view is gorgeous! Can you send it via Facebook. For that matter, send them all! ❤️😘❤️😘

by Mom

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