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Hey everyone!

I apologize for not updating sooner! Time seems to get away from me here…which is quite dangerous. I think that I have learned to relax, and then have taken it to new extremes. But I am having a great time doing it! Anyway, much has happened since I last posted, so I will try to recap as much as I can remember.

I went to Paris! Gosh, it was beautiful. The city was the prettiest, and cleanest, city that I have been to (with the exception of Rome, but ya know, I have to promote my roots!). The food was fantastic, especially the dessert. 

Looks delicious right now doesn’t it? Anyway, our hotel room had a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower. At night, the tower lights up and glitters. It’s a gorgeous sight. The one negative side of Paris, is that they speak French. I know, how DARE they? Don’t they know I am an ignorant American who wants everything in English?  But I will say that every French person I met was very helpful, or at least tried to be. The myth of rude Parisians did not hold up for me.

All of the sights and architecture was amazing. I cannot believe some of those things were built so long ago!!

When we got back, it was time for St. Patrick’s Day! While it isn’t a big holiday here, the Americans were determined to do it up right–though many of us did not wear green, oops. We went to a club in Liverpool, and danced our little hearts out until the wee hours of the morning. It was a good time, and also the first time I haven’t worked on St. Patricks day! 

Obviously none of us were really ready for this picture, which makes it even better! What can I say, Americans know how to celebrate Irish holidays!

The next day we took a day trip to Chester. Because of the late night, we did not get to Chester as early as we had hoped. We went to the zoo there, and then met up with Thelma and her brother, who was visiting. It was such a cute, quaint English town!

The trip to Chester was short, and I wish we had done it sooner!

That weekend, it was my British friend, Duncan’s, birthday! He did a Lonely Island theme. For those of you who don’t know what the Lonely Island is, SHAME. It’s a spoof artist from SNL (Saturday Night Live). They make ridiculous songs, and even more ridiculous videos. Google them, it’s a good laugh.

This past weekend, Thelma and I went to the Lake District. It was nice to get out for the weekend. It was such a gorgeous town. We ate too much, but we enjoyed every second of it! We also stayed at a Bed and Breakfast which was so fun. I felt like I was staying at Grandmas. We did a boat tour of the lake, I have yet to upload those pictures, but I promise they are coming!

Now is time to crack down on the papers I must write. Jordan, Felicia, and I go to Sicily one week from Wednesday! Which, while extremely exciting, also means all of our work must be done by then!

I come home April 17–I fully expect a big party in my honor. Or just a bunch of hugs welcoming me back to the good ol’ USA.

Until later guys,

xx

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