Sunday we went to the Pau Anime Game Show, in Pau, which is the capital of this department. It was rad. Super rad. The kids had a total blast. I’m not sure how to describe it, because I hadn’t been to anything like it in the US before, but it was dream come true for I. and B. There were free video games, pinball, Nintendo DS games; cosplay, performances, karaoke, Japanese food; booths with Manga, wigs, cosmetic contact lenses, memorabilia, and internet-famous web stars. At one booth advertising an Anime University, the kids had their pictures drawn anime-style, by an American-educated student from Ghana.
After spending several hours at PAGS, we explored a little more of Pau, by visiting the birthplace of Henri IV. There we took a highly-detailed tour of his chateau, and played a lot of I-spy, as the lengthy tour was entirely in French. Je vous en prie.