75 French Lessons

We finally make it to Québec in time to wait out a storm in Rivière-du-Loup. Along the way, we found a nice family restaurant in Pohénégamook and interviewed the owner. In listening the the video as I edited the raw footage, I heard one clear example of the difference between the French I learned at L'Institut de Français and the language of Québec. The word "an" for year is pronounced with the vowel sound in "font" as in a font of type, in the French I have learned. Here in Québec, the restaurant owner said the word with more of the vowel sound in "ant."

We fear we've overshot the foliage and plan to head south again this weekend, toward Franconia, New Hampshire. Plans subject to change.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

74 Fall in Winterville

The proprietor of St. Froid Lake Campground just south of the Canadian border in Winterville, Maine, tells us the right way to talk to a moose or bear in this three-minute video. Post-production today took place at a campground in Rivière-du-Loup on the St. Lawrence, east of Québec City.

UPDATE: Click here to see the video on YouTube.

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73 Book Report

We have a lot of time to read here in the motorhome. So this is an audio podcast, about six minutes long, of my thoughts on these recently completed volumes:

Arundel by Kenneth Roberts

Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers by A.A. World Services

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters by Robert Walch and Mur Lafferty

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Monday, September 25, 2006

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