Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jet-lagged in Paris!

Bonjour from France,

Maggie and I feel like we have been here for weeks now. The time is not flying by which is a good thing. I have seen so many things.. So many that it is hard to digest. I am American. I do stick out here! I feel like I have walked into another world. The people here dress so nicely and are so trim. I think if I lived here I would be skinny also with all the walking we have done. I think Maggie and I walked around Amsterdam twice! I could not close my mouth there. I was shocked, fascinated, and inspired! Y'all they are strange! But I think I like it.. France is a little more polished. It feels good to be here... Amsterdam felt like an alien world. But the people in Ams spoke great English... And helped us to get to our hotel for free! I think they felt sorry for us! I call it being charmed. In Paris it's harder to talk to people. But we have made it around just fine! Maggie and I are waiting fir the train to head to Sylviane's home! I can't wait to meet her.
I'll write more when I get there!
Oh.. I turned 30 in Paris! Cool.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Leaving the States.

    It's almost here! Time really flew by this month--I think because I was flying the whole time!  Work really  keeps the mind off of things.  And it helps me from spending money...money that I want to spend in Europe! Maggie keeps telling me that there are stores over there.  I just have that feeling that I am not bringing enough or they wont have what I need!  I  will get over that when I get there.
   Everyone keeps asking me if I am excited about the trip.  The excitement will happen for me when we land in Amsterdam.  Right now it just feels like another day in the office--with extra baggage!  Time of take off is 5:20 pm. Cross your fingers and toes (that's what grandma Whitley would say to me when I had something big going on in my life) that we will get on that flight safe and sound to the Netherlands! It's here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Take a trip with a friend.

  The adventure will start on the 25th of September.  My Aunt Maggie and I will be traveling across the sea to Europe for a 12 day holiday.  While out there we will be celebrating our birthdays!  Hers will be the first day in Amsterdam!  We plan on getting there in the morning of the 26th and staying till the next day.  A train ride will take us to the South of France!  Maggie has a dear friend that lives in a small town that looks at the Alps. Not too bad!  I am excited to meet her and the family and feel what its like to be French!  I can pretend!  After what I hope is a great visit, we will jaunt down to Italy for a day. Yes, just a day!  We have too much to do in our short trip.  A train ride will take us up into the Swiss Alps where I hope I can find some chocolate to eat!  After that it's Paris!  I am so excited to be able to see in person what I have been researching for so long!  We plan on hitting as many museums as possible, shop the markets and drink lots of wine!  So, I am about to take a trip with a friend!  More to come!