Through our Friend Annette, I met a university student, Lucie and we have become really good friends. She is commuter student and stays at Annette's B&B a few days during the week. She is also my language helper...thankfully she has a lot of patiences! Her grandparents are Corsican but moved to mainland France for work when they first started their family. After their kids (Lucie's mom) were grown they moved but to Corsica and then Lucie eventually followed. She says that she loves it here and wants to raise her family here, one day. Over the holidays we went to visit her and her grandmother in Linguizetta, an amazing village on the coast and up in the mountains! (about an hour east of Corte). Her mom, dad and sister where also in town visiting. I am glad that we got to meet them as well, despite the language barrier! Lucie and her mom gave us a tour of the village which is quite small. They said that during the winter only about 30 people stay there, the rest go to the bigger towns for work.

We Wish You a Welcome...

Lucie and Her Mom by the water fountain that used to be the only way they would get clean water.

This is the view from down the road, this is basically all the village... (you can see their amazing view to the left, which includes ocean as far as you can see!)

They have a monument up for all the men that died, just from this small village during WWI & II. Several villages were completely wapped out after the French military drafted ALL the men and they did not return.

Showing us the old bell tower.

Inside the Village Church, it was very old but very pretty.

Lucie's grandmother gave us some oranges and pumpkin from their family cool!

marissa  – (February 18, 2010 at 1:11 AM)  

So many great friends! I'm jealous of your new friendships!!!

Mellissa W.  – (February 18, 2010 at 1:11 AM)  

Beautiful. I can't wait to get up there. And Lucie is super gorgeous. I need pretty french friends! Ha.

Grandma Sherry –   – (February 18, 2010 at 1:12 AM)  

This is so awesome!

Nicole  – (February 23, 2010 at 11:24 PM)  

I love the beautiful pics, it looks like you had a really nice time.

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