Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Texas Weekend

Well, the weekend has come to an end, but it's been a good one. I leave this Thursday and had a crazy amount of things to get done over the last week, and I think I accomplished most of them. I saw my Dad last week and will see him again tomorrow, and then Saturday I saw my brother. Ralph is my half brother and is 15 years older than me. Actually, I think that is about the same age difference that Cyr has with his younger brother C (I don't put his name here because I have not asked him if that is ok and I wouldn't want to offend him). Cyr and his brother are very close and get along great. Ralph and I get along great, we just don't see each other often enough. We never lived in the same house growing up, and with the age difference our lives were just pretty different. But Saturday we made the effort, went out and had a great time.

It was really fun! We went to eat Mexican food then went country western dancing. He loves to dance and is a really good two stepper. I love to dance too and am pretty good as well. I'll dance to anything; two-step, polka, waltz, whatever! It's great going with Ralph because we always have someone to dance with. Just to answer some of those thoughts people have...NO, we do not line dance in Texas. Why people think line dancing is actual dancing is beyond me, I just think it's so funny! Last summer when Cyr and I went to visit his mother and brother we saw a group of people wearing t-shirts with American flags on them that were line dancing to country music outside of a restaurant. It was the evenings entertainment. It was pretty funny actually, apparently they traveled and did this dance thing! I think Cyr's mom took some pictures, I should ask her to email them to me so I can post them. Right now I'm trying to study a little French so I can send her an email in French without looking like an idiot. She is really nice though, I'm sure it wouldn't be a big deal if I messed it all up. I'll probably email Cyr to check it first though, just in case...

5 comments:

Le Tigre in France said...

Okay, that line dancing thing is a big myth you just debunked! I learn something new every day! Glad you had a good time back home, safe travels back to France.

Leesa said...

Sounds like you are having a great time!! YAY!!! I really miss Mexican food a lot... I think you guys are more known for "Tex Mex" which I don't like as much as the over the border taquieras (taco shops) and fish tacos of Rubios (that's a So. Cal thing- just in San Diego!) Can you let me know if you guys use refried beans and gaucamole in your Mexican food there? We have the resto El Torrito's in San Diego and that is more of a Tex Mex place than Roberto's taco shop... Anyhow.. Have a great time and let me know if you guys are planning a trip to Paris anytime soon... Have a safe trip back home...
Leesa

Susan said...

Le Tigre - No way! I'm so glad I could be the snopes.com of line dancing myths about Texas. Ha

Leesa - I love the Tex Mex...jalapenios, pico, runny cheese...mmmmm. We have fish tacos too, I'm not sure what the difference is really, but I love it! Of course we have refried beans and guac, how else can eat Mexican food? I will email soon, might have to make a Paris trip for some paperwork and would love to meet up.

Leesa said...

Hey Susan....

When we went to Spain... I had the "crazy" idea that I was going to find corn tortillas there and fill the trunk up with them!! NOOOOOOOO such luck.. they're a Mexican thang.. not a Spanish one.. WHOOPS.. My bad! Sooooo... I guess the next time someone goes back to the States that will be something they can bring back for us... ; ) Anyhow... I would absolutely LOVE to meet up with you when you are in town... Do you know the dates yet?? Just let me know and we can plan a little in advance... I start back to work around mid-Sept... but I do have LOTS of free time before then...

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