it´s been a while, so here´s an update.
1) i graduated
2) i still have classes to finish
3) i got less sleep after graduating than before
4) i´m writing you from europe
that´s right, folks. i´m here in Reutte, Austria typing on a german keyboard and inhaling second hand smoke by the minute.
i´m just finishing the first of three weeks of my european adventure. in case i don´t get a chance to update more frequently, here are some highlights:
-was glared at by the french police (who were carrying machine guns)
-walked all the way around (and under) the Arc de Triumph in Paris and managed, somehow, to miss this national landmark
-nearly got ripped off by the french currency exchange guy. he tried to bargain with me on the prices....
-andrea almost got mugged her first few hours in france. i, however, was asleep at the hotel.
-could barely (well, couldn´t at all) open our hotel room door. luckily, muscles andrea came to the rescue
-maybe i´ve watched too much little house on the praire, but i sure felt like Laura when i had to climb up a ladder just to get to my bedroom (remember....this is with all our luggage)
-went to the top of the highest point in the Swiss Alps
-Andrea got to kiss a tall, dark, and handsome Swiss chef.
-got a sunburn hiking in the alps. (what´s THAT about??? and strangely, Switzerland has been the warmest place)
AUSTRIA and GERMANY
-almost went hang gliding in the austrian alps
-visited the real Cinderella´s castle
-stood in two countries at once! i hiked from germany into austria, and got my picture taken with one foot in each border
-rode my first Alpine slide (called a Luge)
-got reprimanded by the mean german Luge worker for riding it too slowly
-accidentally tried to pay for hot chocolate in Germany with British pounds that were left in my wallet from 2 years ago
-walked more miles in this past week than i have in my entire life. (and it was all uphill)
that´s all for now.....we´re off to Venice in the morning!
by the way....all you CCC folks: why can´t my email work?!? I feel so alienated, alone, helpless, empty....what´s a girl to do in the Alps if she can´t check her email?