Friday, September 21, 2007

Another little something for Mom and Con

So I was surfing around tonight, when, for whatever reason, I decided to look up the name of my mom's husband, Conrad. Turns out that there are lots of pages with his name, many of them in French, as he just happens to have the same name as a famous early 20th-century geologist who trekked around in the Sahara Desert trying to prove that there was oil under there (he was so right).

So I suppose that when you are a famous geologist, someone's probably going to name some stuff after you at some point. Well, this is what the French did in the town of Mantes-la-Jolie, which is about 25 miles west of Paris. If you follow this link and look at the street names, you'll see, right there in the middle near the banks of the Seine...

Rue Conrad Kilian

Can't tell if there are any gas stations on that street, though.