Friday, June 4, 2010

C'est vrai

It's been far too long since my last (aka second) post. I obviously suck at this, ha. Anyway...

Last weekend we went to Normandy, our first excursion. We checked out a World War Museum in Caen, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Mont-Saint-Michel. I've already been to half of the places we went to but it was cool to see them again and to see the places I'd never been to. I took some rocks from the beach and tried to look up if there were any Telker's there but to no avail. We stayed in Caen Saturday night, which had an old fortress that was built by William the Conqueror. There was an adorable little French girl at the place where we ate dinner who kept talking to us and calling us pretty and she kissed our cheeks when she left. It was the cutest thing ever. At Mont-St-Michel, I had some delicious French Onion Soup and finally bought a scarf.

I moved into the dorms Tuesday; no more apartment for me. The rooms are singles and are humongous. There's a bed, closet, desk, drawer chest thing, desk chair, and a sink with a mirror and shelves. Pictures are on Facebook if you're really that curious. There's a huge shelf that spans an entire corner of the room that I'm gonna put my photos from Photography class on. And I think I'll print off some pictures from home (friends, family, favorite places, Remy, etc.) to put all over the walls. Posters are also in consideration.

I finally have my Navigo pass, which, let me tell you, makes life a lot easier. We found a Simply Market that's really close to the dorms so now I can get anything I need (from hangers to hand soap to pears). There's an H&M right by the Catho (aka the Catholic Institute of Paris, our university) which I have a feeling is not a good thing...

Wednesday night, we went out for Kaitlyn's birthday. We had some Kir at a nearby café (it's a mixture of wine and liquor - really good), followed by dinner at a TexMex place (for a little taste of home), a trip to the Charlotte Bar, and a 2 am trip to McDonald's. We literally asked a French policeman where the nearest open McDonald's was haha.

Thursday night the group went on the Bateaux Mouches, a river tour of Paris. After that, some of us walked to the Eiffel Tower - stopping at a market to buy wine, bread, and cheese. We had a picnic under the Tower and watched when it lit up at 10 pm (and again at 11 pm). Very French :)

Tonight I'll be doing laundry with the girls and packing for this weekend's excursion - the Loire Valley.

Until next time,

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