Our friends from Tremont, Kevin and Kristy Steiner, live in France, near Grenoble. They are there with Caterpillar, and we have been wanting to visit them in their beautiful part of the world, so we left in the middle of August and drove there. They have three boys, similar in age to our kids, so the kids had a great time together, and we adults enjoyed catching up, talking and laughing! They live in the mountains, in their part of the Alps there in eastern France, so we took some time to hike. Ed's birthday was during our time there with them, so he was able to celebrate by running off the edge of a mountain, hooked to a parachute! It was the most adventurous birthday Ed has had in a long time! He will probably want to make this a tradition, and go "parapenting" every 35 years!