France – Journal Entry 12.18.2000

 The french trip has finally come to an end.  I now sit in Charles DeGulle Airport waiting for my flight.  I wanted to wait until I was on the plane to write but I’ve become tired of reading the paper and want to listen to my CD’s.  I can’t believe the day has finally come to go home.  It was a wonderful trip and I’m glad to have learned French.  I only wish I could have studied in a place other than Besançon although I did enjoy CLA.  So now I sit in the “satellite” station at the airport and it is cold and not very enjoyable.  The plane leaves in only an hour and a half though so I don’t have to wait much longer. 

France – Journal Entry 12.9.2000

I am now on the train to Paris from Besancon!!  I can’t believe that I will never see that place again.  It went so fast.  Now I am going to Paris and my sister will be there at 11am tomorrow.  We are going to spend some time in London then in Paris. 

Anywho, now I am a little sick I think because of smoking and drinking.  I can’t even keep my thoughts straight now because one, I am sick and two, I can’t believe a chapter of my life has closed.  I came here to study 5 and a half months ago and now it is all over.  I can’t believe how fast it went.  I am a little sad to be leaving but on the other hand it was time.  I was so sick of that place,, the rain, nothing to do, burnt out on French. 

France – Journal Entry 7.18.2000

Last weekend we went to Nice and Monte Carlo.  I had a very good time except for getting there.  Bill and I went to get a bite to eat first and we were supposed to meet the others at the club.  After dinner at Pizza Uno we walked to Le Fish and found the others.  We decided it would be a stupid idea to try and check our luggage in at a club so we just walked until we found a bar near the train station. 

France – First journal entry

So here I am in France!  I can’t believe it!!  Well actually it hasn’t sunk in yet.  The trip here sucked!!  I was at the airport for  2 hours.  We were supposed to be there at 1:pm but we didn’t leave until 3.  I was there for the entire time.  After we finally left the airport it took six hours to get to Paris and then we had to take numerous metros and buses to get to Lyon.  We finally got there at 10am the following morning.  Then we had to take a train to Lyon .  I never went to bed until about 12 the following night.  We finally got to the hotel and then we rested a bit.  I woke up and we went out to eat. 

Going to France! 6.30.2000

The day has finally come.  I’m in the plane right now heading for France.  I spent the night at my parents house last night and we watched City of Angels and the Dead Poets Society.  I heard some classical music during the movie and decided to go home and obtener algunas CDs classicas.  Jo voy a escribir en Español ahora porque hay gente sentando a mi lado y je no se si les están leyendo lo que estoy escribiendo.  Pues, me quede en la casa de mi familia anoche y je dormí en la sofa porque la cama en mi habitacion antigua estaba como una piedra.  Me levante a las diez para vestirme y comer la comida.