We had such a wonderful time! After a day of shopping and sightseeing, including a visit to a cemetery in Barre with stunningly odd monuments,
we relaxed, chatted, and warmed up over hot chocolates, cappuccinos, and lattes at a cafe in Bristol.
|Jo, Lisa, Em, Lizzy, Bruce|
Afterward we had dinner--Lisa is a terrific cook--and were introduced to Pavlova, which I thought was the name of the cleaning lady there but learned is a delicious dessert that is a Kiwi original (regardless of what the Aussies say).
We were delightfully cared for and entertained, especially by the girls. Em charmed us with her adult manners and acquired American accent, and Lizzy had us laughing with her sly sense of humor. They are also talented: Lizzy played the piano for us, and they both showed us self-portraits.
Thanks to this gracious and warm family for making us feel so welcome. We can hardly wait to see you again--let's hope it doesn't take so long.