We're back in Fort Fun. After an initial snafu the travel gods smiled on us and the flights and connections went more smoothly than we had expected. There was a bit of airsickness and our poussette went missing, but we got some sleep on the long CDG to ATL leg, Customs didn't balk at the number of wine bottles we brought in our luggage, and we arrived not too burned out to celebrate with take-out pizza and a St. Lupulin. The kids even slept until five o'clock this morning. I'm declaring it a win.
The help and hospitality of many people made our séjour an amazing experience. Thank you, everyone, and particularly our nounou, Célia Mourrut; our hosts and friends at CBGP, Denis Bourguet, Arnaud Estoup, Benoît Facon, Renaud Vitalis, and Miguel Navascues; our friend across the street at the USDA, René Sforza; in Heidelberg the Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg team: Francisca Feraudi-Gruénais, Brigitte Graef, and James Cowey; in Montpellier, René-Luc D'Hont (3LIZ) and Gerald Fenoy (Zoo Project), and Vincent Heurteaux, Adrian Custer, and Martin Deruisseaux from Geomatys; in Torino, Giorgio Borelli and Silvio Tomatis (collective.geo and more), and Stefano Costa (Open Archaeology); in Isère (the Department of), Eric Lemoine. I'm looking forward to returning the favor some day.
Next steps are making some fresh salsa (I could never find ripe tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and chiles simultaneously at Montpellier's Arceaux market), unpacking, and getting some fall season vegetables planted.