Marty’s Corner: The Perfect Day

July 10, 2014

On Wednesday, July 9, under a blue sky and sunshine the French Academy went on a field trip to Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont. We took a majestic boat ride on Lake Champlain aboard a cruise ship called The Spirit of Ethan Allen. The students relaxed and enjoyed the picturesque shore and islands while conversing in French.

In the afternoon we headed to Middlebury College. It poured rain on the way butas we arrived at Middlebury the clouds disappeared and the sun was back with us. After a long visit at the College Store, we ate dinner with the Middlebury French Academy. Our students intermingled with the college students and many great French conversations ensued. After dinner we all walked to the French Château which is a sight to behold.We then divided into groups and took a leisurely tour of the campus.

In the evening we were treated to an amazing, at times astounding, concert by international recording artists Le Vent du Nord. Our students were in awe of this group, dancing, clapping and at times singing along. After the concert we returned to GMC, very tired and very happy. All in all, it was a perfect day.

-Marty Wintje, French Language Director