Salut! Yesterday was a very eventful day for us! In the morning we ate brunch that was prepared for us by the deans and RAs. We had scrambled eggs, chocolate filled croissants, baguettes, and cereal. We left for Annecy shortly after. Before arriving in Annecy, we stopped by the Gorges du Fier. The river has gone down so much in the past 65 years. It was really fun (and kind of scary) walking on the high, slippery pathway. But inside the gorge was beautiful. I’m really glad we got to stop there. We looked around for a while and then headed to Annecy. We were given the whole afternoon to wander around. The fireworks were to start at 10 when it was dark out. We wandered around the adorable little town and spent a leisurely afternoon there. Everywhere we go we try the ice cream. The ice cream we ate in Annecy was by far the best we’ve had on this trip. We all agreed on that. We tried pistachio, coconut, lavender, lemon, mango, and cappuccino. Sometimes we even force-feed it to each other because it’s so good. (Rachel). This was Maddi and my second round of ice cream. Whoops! We went back to the grassy park by the lake and did homework for a while. Rachel and Maddi went and grabbed paninis for us. Warm paninis really hit the spot. There weren’t very many people at first, but the grass started to fill up gradually. This was everyone watching the fireworks. They were so beautiful! It pains me to say this, but Annecy put on the best firework show I have ever seen in my life. It sounds funny to say that there’s an art to creating a firework program, but I really think there was. The show lasted for about 20 minutes and the fireworks were so, so beautiful. Everyone sat in a reverent awe. It was a wonderful first Bastille Day experience for me.
Sorry for the overload, but I think they’re worth it. We arrived back at school at midnight and had class this morning at 9. We’ve been doing homework and practicing for this weekend. This coming church service is going to be put on entirely by the students here in the summer program. I hope it goes well. It’s time for worship now. A plus tard!