Oops, it’s been quite a bit since I’ve posted. In my defense, I didn’t have much to write about. School is, well, school, and although it’s interesting, it’s not exactly blog material. But, I had a long weekend, so now I have some material! I guess I’ll do a little timeline thing again. Here goes…

Two weekends ago, I went to the forest with Justine and her stepmom’s family. It was quite beautiful, if not a little cramped. We all stayed in this very 1970’s cabin out in the woods. It was very authentic, with no reception and all that. For fun, we went off-roading on ATVs (Technically, ATVs aren’t motorcycles, right? 😉).

Fast forward a week of school…

This past Friday, my mom and stepdad came to visit. It was so nice to see them and show them around Angers. We went to the Musee des Beaux-Arts again, as well as the Cathedral and Chateau. I definitely had been getting a little homesick, so their quick visit was the perfect cure. They left Saturday evening, then on Sunday…

My host family and I left for Mont Saint Michel, a beautiful island in Normandy. We explored the island, spending a night on the mainland. st michel

Since we had Monday off, we left Saint Michel on Monday, but stopped to visit a couple beach towns along the way. We passed through Cancale and bought some freshly shucked oysters. Yummy, but unfortunately, I’m allergic. Boo hoo.

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We then went to Saint Malo, a heavily fortified city on the ocean. We walked along the water to a small island off the coast of Saint Malo. This island has the grave of Chateaubriand, a famous writer, on it. It was pretty cool, and the view was amazing. The pond thing in the picture is a natural pool of sorts, I believe. Off in the distance, you can see the closer island with Chateaubriand’s grave, and the farther island with a fort on it.

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Well, I think that about sums it up. Also, I think we’re all glad LePen didn’t win…

And with that, I’ll end my post.

See you later!
-Elle

 

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