Tuesday, April 7, 2009

hiking paris and joe choking

since i last blogged i went to paris, hiked for miles in the mountains of france and witness joe choke on his dinner aka tonight. my trip to france has only gotten that much more exciting. this past weekend i played poker with nicolas sister julie and hiked with another family. paris was unbelieveable and breathtaking. today i went bowling and visited the european parliament!

time to go to bed, europark tom!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

castles, obama, and nato

this week has not only been the most rewarding, informational, and best of my life, it has been hisotorical. the 60th nato summit is taking place in strausbourg, president obama just spoke to thousands of french and german citizens and i am experiencing it all. it is difficult to take in, but we (the cape fear global club) are living history.

yesterday we all were one. american or french, democrat or republican, black or white. the unification in the center where obama spoke was ever present as he preached about the importance of cordial relations between the usa and europe. i was so proud to be an american yesterday as the thousands of people cheered for our president and his hope for the global community.

i have to go, will upload more later

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

thus far

my trip to france has been incredible. on mon we rode the fly boats on the river and visited the cathedralie. the food and culture keeps getting better and better each day! today we had a lige changing visit at the only concentration camp in france. the field trip was moving as the reailty of the holocaust set in. the tour of the museum was also tres bon. my french is improving...tom i will have more time to write

bon soir

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finally here!

after a long day of traveling, i made it. the keyboard is different so bare with me. we flew from wilmington to charlotte, than from charlotte to frankfurt. some of the students from france surprised us at the airport, including my host student, Nicolas. after a three hour bus ride, we finally arrived in france! first i met nikkos mom and had a wonderful lunch, she is an excellent cook. afterwards we walked around his neighborhood, went to a baguette shop and had a wonderful afternoon. nikkos mom drove us to strausbourg and we ate flamm, it was delicious. i took several pictures of the beautiful buildings and churches.i will write more about my day later, i must get ready for the afternoon!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

first blog

4:45 p.m.

Considering I just created the account, I figured I would post my first blog. Currently, we are taking care of adminstrative items for my trip to France. Before I know it I will be packing!

I'm looking forward to the experience!