I do feel Rochester is an underrated city, maybe when I retire I can split my time there and France. I thought you where maybe from or at least spent your teaching career in Rochester? Did you live in upstate/central or western NY? Oh man that trip through France/Europe in a VW bug in the 70s must of been a blast. French are still a little weird on there language. The younger French especially in the bigger cities tend to speak English more than they use to. That being said the French are still a bit defensive about there language and compared to countries like Germany a much smaller percentage speak English. You made me check, steakhouse at Sam’s has Steak Au Poivre and Boulder has escargot.