Well, this is it. It’s my last night in this wonderful country that I’ve come to love with all of my heart. Tomorrow morning I’ll be leaving my home behind and a piece of my heart. This has been the most wonderful summer of my life and I hate to see it come to anContinue reading “Leaving Home Behind”
Yesterday I was able to celebrate Bastille Day here in Lyon with some amazing friends. I spent the evening in town watching fireworks explode over an ancient basilica and it was breathtaking. My time here in Lyon is coming to a close and I can’t believe it…but I’ll save that for another time.
Today I went and saw the Tour de France. And it was amazing. Another Bucket List item checked off. Seriously, so blessed.
Last night was the last dinner I’ll share with Auburn and Austin at our favorite restaurant here in France. We discovered Chez Martial at the beginning of our trip and it’s been our favorite place to dine ever since. Even though this was the place that I had my first and only interaction with boudinContinue reading “Chez Martial”
One week. That’s it. One week from now I’ll be on a plane hating life because I’m no longer in France. I can’t even describe how I feel when I start to think about leaving this place. I know I’ve missed home at times throughout this trip but now I can’t even imagine leaving. IContinue reading “And the countdown begins…”
Tonight I cooked a real life French meal. Whoa, I know right? Calm down guys. Yes, I will come cook for you now. I charge a fee, though. Anyway.. The whole class went to a cooking class together and made a fancy schmancy meal that included: Smoked salmon Some chicken thing that was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUSContinue reading “Fancy French Chef”
This year was the first year that I didn’t spend the Fourth of July with my family. At first, I was pretty upset that I wouldn’t be seeing any fireworks and wouldn’t be able to eat hot dogs and chips and a variety of other incredibly nutritious American foods but then realized that the FourthContinue reading “America Day in France”
Yesterday was a great day. I spent the day in the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen in my life and I now know where I will live later on in life. Auburn and I woke up early yesterday to take the train to a town about two hours (by train) away from Lyon. OnceContinue reading “A beautiful day in Annecy”
As I sit here on a bus driving to Beaujolais this morning, I can’t help but thank God for what I have. Driving through this beautiful countryside, listening to John Lennon and life is exactly as it should be. Right here, right now, this moment is perfect.
And the meaning of life is macaroons. Yesterday I had a macaroon for the first time in my life and I knew the second I tried it that they were going to be a problem for me the rest of the time that I’m here in France. My mouth was in Heaven. If you don’tContinue reading “I have found the meaning of life…”