West Virginia University in Vendée, France


She sells seashells ...
June 16, 1999

Today is a pretty typical class session day for WVU-V.  We had our regular three-hour marathon this morning, filled with some exciting information, some trivial detail, and a bit of enthralling discussion of culture, language, and history.

Les Sables does not yet have a cybercafé or the internet in every home, so Kelly McKnight and a few others drop by the Lastinger's to check their email.

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Carolyn Graeber and Brad Gunnell take advantage of a chance to visit the "Musée du Coquillage" or the Seashell Museum.

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The collection is vast and colorful.

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The other big outing this afternoon involves an assignment for class.  All the students this week must take the local bus at least once.  This involves picking a destination, reading a map, reading a schedule, and of course buying a ticket.  A few of our Vendéens plan an excursion to the Géant of les Olonnes -- a major shopping surface similar to our K-Mart and which is located on the outskirts of town.

As you can see, it's a slow news day, here in Les Sables d'Olonne...

Stay tuned to WVU-V!

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