Weeks 5 and 6 of Summer Vacation 2016.
In this week’s episode:
- Big fish in a little sea. DayCare at La Maternelle French Academy
- Camping at Enchanted Rock Texas State Natural Area
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
- Donax racing
- Summer Reading: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid“
- French Lesson: How to say you like something.
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!