Ep. 5 Morgane’s Summer Vacation

Weeks 5 and 6 of Summer Vacation 2016.

In this week’s episode:

A little more on Geocaching:

Morgane and I have been geocaching together off and on for about 4-5 years. It is a game that was originally intended to be played on handheld GPS units with pages printed out with the coordinates and a description of the cache. Now-a-days, there’s an app for that. You can get started Geocaching on iOS or Android devices that have GPS built-in by downloading the free app. Around town, if we decide to go geocaching we use the app. However, when I know we’re going to be hiking in a specific area I will breakout my dedicated handheld GPS and load the data for Geocaches in the area of our hike.

This Episode’s French Lesson:

This week we talked about ways to say you like something.

<<J’aime ça!>> means “I love that!”
<<C’est ça que j’aime!>> means “It’s that that I love”
<<C’est chouette!>> means “That’s Cool!”, but litterally it means “That’s Owl!”

What’s a Donack?

This must be a little bit of Texan. My grandmother used to take me to hunt these tiny clams. She would make a soup out of them. My only exposure to the word was listening to my family talk about them. From a young age I understood that one was a donack and more than one were donacks. However, in looking them up online, to find a good picture of them, I find that Donax (which means bi-valve) is the name of the Genus. It seems other people (by other people I mean the internet) call them Coquina Clams. I’d love to hear in the comments what you call them!

Various Donax shells
Donax or Coquina. What do you call them?

Summer Reading:

Morgane’s Reading list this week.
Oriana told us about the Isle of the lost in our last episode. Morgane has it on her ebook reader now and will let you know what she thinks of it in a future episode!
This series is one of Morgane’s favorites. Whenever she’s out of new reading material she goes back to re-read Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

 

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