Wednesday, July 2, 2008

French Doctors Visit

Angie and I had our visit with the Doctor to move along our Visa process. We had to leave the house at 6:45 so we arranged for a friend to watch our kids and walk them to school when it was time. That meant we had to get up about 5:30 to get everyone ready. We left, walked 10 minutes to the train station. Caught the train for 40 minutes. Got on a bus for 12 minutes (most packed bus I had been on). When then walked one more block to the office. There was a line extending out the door. After we sat inside we waited for about thirty minutes where almost everyone in the waiting room was falling asleep, including Andrew. They then called a group of about 10 inside to the doctors office. We were last of the 10 but we went first once inside. It was pretty standard stuff. They took height, weight, blood pressure, chest x-ray, past medical histroy and such. After we got inside it probably was over in 20 mintues. Then we made the trip back home and got back around 10:30. After lunch we had a good little nap. We will prepare things today for our vacation. This "vacation" is actually a good step in our language acquisition. It is good to get out of your friendly and known environment to a new one that also brings about needs to communicate in french. Friday I will pick up our rental car, I need to start brushing up on my car vocabulary. God bless, JASON

1 comment:

David Wang said...

Hi Jason,

Are you & family heading down to Provence or the Côte d'Azur? Hope the process with obtaining the VISA/carte de séjour goes well for you all and that you all enjoy this vacation that's coming up. Looking forward to your blog about the trip after you come back. BTW, if you haven't shown your kids My Mother's Castle/My Father's Glory (Le Château de Ma Mère/La Gloire de Mon Père), two movies based on French writer Marcel Pagnol's novels about his childhood in Provence, I think they would enjoy the stories/movies. Bon voyage!