A trip to France seemed inevitable from the time I started learning French in elementary school. My teacher, Mme. Oiseau, was from France and we sang a lot of nursery rhymes and rounds that year. “Sur le pont d’ Avignon…” Did I know what the words meant? Yes, believe it or not. As the years went on, I learned other useful information such as a verb tense that is only used in writing. Such was my classroom experience.