The conversation is predictable. It begins when we say, “We live in France now.”
Really? All the time?
Well, during our active retirement years we wanted to visit friends in England and travel in Europe. Why not live here?
How did you pick France?
Long story. (Pour wine and tell story. It’s HERE on the blog.)
Are you going to become French citizens?
No. Residents but not citizens.
Does it cost more than living in the States?
Not really. Depends on how you live. And the dollar is quite strong these days. Viva Brexit!
Do you speak the language?
Well enough to get by and we’re getting better all the time.
And then, at some point during the conversation, "What do you miss most?"
The stock answer is, “We miss friends and family the most.” But
you can see the real answer for yourselves when you see the picture of what Cathey brought back from the States for me in her suitcase last week.