February 3, 2014

Roth and Ramberg take candy from a stranger

Calendar, Travel

If you have a Roth and Ramberg calendar then today is the day you will get introduced to a man named Gaston. As we were wandering the streets of Saint Pierre, a happy-go-lucky guy wandered over and offered us candy. Now, we all know not to accept candy from strangers, but in this case we’re glad we did! Gaston, as we deduced and later found out, is one of Saint Pierre’s more colourful characters. Very extroverted, very friendly and very willing to share a story or two. We weren’t able to photograph him right away, but we did schedule a time with him later the next day.

As we wandered into his living room we saw his shelf of trophies and awards for running. It seems Gaston loves to run, and for his age (somewhere in his 70’s), the guy looks awesome. He happily shared stories and photos of all his racing accomplishments. Fortunately for us he didn’t ask us if we wanted to train with him. There’s no way we would’ve stood a chance of keeping up.

After taking photos he invited us back the next day for a drink. When we arrived we were greeted with this note posted on his door.

We wandered in and shortly thereafter Gaston arrived with a nice bottle of red wine. We sat and laughed and enjoyed hearing his stories. If you make it to Saint Pierre et Miquelon, chances are you’ll run into Gaston and end up sharing a drink with him too.

Maybe not all strangers with candy are bad?

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Dale and Michele