September 23, 2016

Alright guys
It may only be 10:05 right now, but I am very tired and I’m not sure if I’ll make it through this post without several errors and a complete lack of fluidity…
Allons-y !! Here we go !!

So yesterday was Thursday - because of our campus wide field trip Friday (today), I had the entire day off from classes. After breakfast, some journaling and brainstorming for photo, Spencer and I took a trip down to the chilly Maison Basse pool to shoot some inspiration for his paintings.
After lunch I found my way back too my room and accidentally fell asleep for two and a half hours… 
Finally got off my butt and headed over to the gym with Rachael and Spencer for a sweaty EMOM and a lovely walk down the hill (and then back up).
After showers, the crew headed to one of the two local cafes for a glass of rosé (and a scoop of chocolate ice cream < the real reason I “go out”).

No pictures were taken on Thursday, but Friday made up for it.
(I can’t even download all of the pictures I want to here because of post limits, but eventually they’ll all find their way somewhere on the internet)

Breakfast call was 7:45 this morning so everyone would be on the bus by 8:30 - after a quick nap on the two hour bus ride, we made it to Nîmes and walked straight to L’Arènes de Nîmes where we learned a little bit of history, ate some lunch, took some pictures, and then decided to get down out of the sun…

We found our way to the Museé du Vieux Nîmes where we wanted to learn about the origin of denim (supposedly it has something to Wild Bill Hick Hock, his horses, some gypsies, and Wild Bill’s misunderstanding of “de Nîmes”… and there you have it, “denim”), but it turns out the denim exhibit closed on Sunday… so we looked around the other rooms in the museum that were open, and then went to explore the rest of Nîmes and Jardins de la Fontaine.

Explored, took pics, sweated, ate some ice cream, and found our way back to the meeting spot to get back on the bus and head to Pont du Gard! 

Pont du Gard is almost definitely one of the most beautiful wonderful places I’ve been in my life.
The structure itself is amazingly old and …just so grand
The water that runs beneath it is so clear and refreshing, the two hours we spent cliff jumping and swimming flew by… I would have happily spent the entire day here.

However, 5:30 meeting time meant back on the bus to Lacoste for dinner, showers, and now I’m here, just finishing up editing pictures, spending some time chillin and regrouping before I pass out…

Today was so busy and wonderful and I can’t believe it has officially been one week we’ve been here.
We have fit so many things in such a short amount of time, I can’t even wrap my head around it.
I love being busy and exploring new places and talking to new people and taking pictures every where I go… This experience is truly once in a lifetime and I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to be living here.

Bonne nuit tous les mondes!

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