Well, we’re back! Classes have started back up again – but my
body still thinks that it’s vacation.
When I got up this morning, I had one of those moments when you feel
like – oh my god, I’m so tired.
It’s probably because I
had such a full vacation. I literally
got back from vacation on Thursday (well, technically Friday morning, but we
left on Thursday). Friday was unpacking
day, (and god help us I’m so tired day,) and Saturday was Shabbos (the Jewish
Sabbath). Then there was Sunday, and
then on Monday, classes started.
As for the vacation
itself… well, I’m hoping that it’ll help me with my classes, or at least, my
I went to France!
I cannot describe how
excited I was. This was my first plane
trip, (two planes to and two planes from,) my first time across the Atlantic,
and my first time out of the country.
Before the first of January, I had never been further from home than New
I went to France with
my grandparents. Our plane landed in
Paris, and we took a connector to Montpellier.
From Montpellier, we rented a car a drove to the house we were renting
in a village called Saint-Chinian.
What was my favorite
It would have to be the
history. Everything we saw, everywhere
we went, was simply weighted with
history. Even relatively “new” things
were historical (roads, churches, etc.).
I took a lot of pictures.
Some of my favorites in
Saint-Chinian were of the view.
With good reason.
Saint-Chinian, we went to places like Cessanon-sur-Orb,
Here's me at the Tower in Cessanon-sur-Orb:
We also went to the
must-see of Languedoc – Carcassone!
I took a lot of pictures in Carcassone. A lot.
This one is particularly fascinating, because you can see the original Gallo-Roman foundations.
there was a lovely hike just outside of Saint-Chinian as well, which was a
must-see for anyone who likes little stone-pile shelters. You could practically see the goats and
I also took lots of
pictures inside of churches.
The thing was that
there were historical things everywhere!
I kept wearing myself out with excitement from everything there was to
It’ll probably take me
a while to stop babbling about it.
Everything was so
And now I’m back at MC,
and I can’t help but think about how everything is connected. Even on vacation, I was learning – listening
to French and hungrily searching out every historical site I could find – and
now I’m back at classes and learning in a different way.
“Someday we’ll find it –
The Rainbow Connection –
And me…” The Rainbow Connection, Kermit from “The