International Man of Mystery Day Three

Christophe made a wonderful meal of pasta and pork cutlet for us last night. We even got to see his brother and family, who came by to chat for a bit and have drinks. Afterwards Christophe and I left my parents at the hotel and went out for a glass of red wine at “Les Vins d’espagne”.
photo.jpgToday, Christophe picked us up at the hotel around 9am, and we three drove and toured the musee de la croix rouge. A very solemn experience to be sure.
Afterwards, Christophe dropped us off downtown, leaving us to our own devices in order to accomplish some pre-wedding things
We had a nice and simple lunch at Les Brasseurs (and I had a Belgian-style seasonal ale) before we made our way back at the hotel to meet Christophe at Three.photo.jpg
Again, Christophe was our devoted host,and drove us to Carouge, another quarter in Geneva. We had an excellent coffee at “O Calme” and then back to his apartment. Before joining his parents for dinner at their place, we helped him assemble envelopes with parking vouchers and driving directions from the church to the cocktail.
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Dinner at Christophe’s parents’ was excellent, as was the company and conversation, though my French is no better than a four-year old’s.
His mother dropped us back at the hotel this evening, and I set off in search of a couple bars Christophe recomended. I think I must be getting older, or perhaps US culture is different. I was looking for a place with good beer on tap, not too smoky to breathe, light enough to write in my journal, quiet enough to hear my thoughts, dark enough to have some ambience…rather like Biere Paradiso or even Brickskellars. To a one, they were crazy smoky, full of loud music, and too dark and smoky. I’m seriously spoiled. Oh well; I’ve just decided that I would only enjoy that sort of environment with Jean, anyway.
Tomorrow, more touring before the wedding, then the wedding. A one hour ceremony, two hour cocktail, then party till? Christophe says the place officially kicks us all out at 7:30am, though most are likely to wrap it up before 2:00am. I look forward to it!photo.jpg