'We were welcomed with open arms'
If you're refined and cultured enough, you too can buy a château
in Normandy, surrounded by sheep and peacocks and chickens and a 'little school,' and invite your neighbors for dinner -- even the local baker! -- and be 'welcomed with open arms' because you're not 'ugly Americans' and know how to assimilate with country people -- even the local baker!. Then afterward, you can tell everyone back home, via an envy-inducing article, all about your humble experiences living the simple life in Europe. ... Next up: Christmas in Tuscany!
Hey, we're overdue. ...