Friday, May 20, 2011

Excuse the mess...

I'm still unpacking!



Street view of the apartment building. I'm on the ground level - left 2 windows.



Garden View.


West view of my apartment.



Kitchen.


Looking out to the street.


The trip was very long and I still have jet lag. Went about 28 hours without sleeping and moving ahead 7 hours in time zones. But other than that I couldn't have asked for better travels out here. No delays, no missed flights or trains, and generally getting along pretty well with my limited French.

Last night we had a welcome dinner, and this morning has been about getting food for ourselves. One of the students and I got up at 7:30 am (12:30am Central) to go to the local cafe. I got a cafe au lait, and it was not what I expected. It was espresso in a small demitasse cup with a small amount of steamed milk on the side. I have to figure out how I can get a Soy Latte. Ha! Then we went to the patisserie, and then the supermarket. I'm going to learn a lot of french this summer, that I can say for sure..

Now off I go to a meeting, then I will probably crash into bed. Hope I sleep better tonight then I did last night!

3 comments:

Mark C. Haskins said...

Wow! What a huge, beautiful, French apartment. Lucky you!

abigailic said...

Brooke, honey I missed the big news. This is so wonderful. A new chapter awaits, in your writing, your modeling, everything.

Cheers!
Abigail

Dave Levingston said...

Looks like a great place. Hope you get some sleep and start really enjoying yourself.

Miss you already.