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9 Days!

Originally posted on Nerdy Chronicles:
I haven’t posted in 9 days! Illinois Illinois weather has been really sucky the past 9 days. Rainy, cloudy, and cold. I don’t usually mind but it is the summer and I am at school with no one so it is pretty depressing to be stuck inside while it rains all day. Today, however, the sun came out and so I was very excited to take a good panoramic picture of the sunset from my balcony! (; First real sunset in a while! They come and go so quick here! 12 minutes after the above picture!! The sky is amazing. Class It has been a busy 9 days! My second exam is tomorrow so I have been studying a lot. I think I slacked off a bit in paying attention during class for this material – mostly because I was so bored since it was a lot of “information dumps” (as my professor calls them) and memorizing. I’ve been forcing myself to study really hard for this exam. I feel…

Chateau Fontainebleau and melting in Thieze

Originally posted on Oh, the places you'll go :
So, we left Paris yesterday an began the trek to Thieze which is just outside of Lyon in the south of France in an area called the Beaujolais wine region. To break up the trip, we stopped at Chateau Fontainebleau on the way there, which was the royal summer home when they just couldn’t handle the hardships of Versailles anymore 😉 The library honestly was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen this trip! Then, after what felt like forever we finally pulled into Thieze and the Contiki Chateaux Criuz where we did a wine tasting. I don’t drink alcohol so I didn’t try any but it was a cool talk, and the cheese and crackers were amazing 😉 This is the chateaux that we’re in: And this is our view: Which almost makes up for the fact it is meltingly hot here! I punked out on the picinic “walk” once I realized it was a hike, and chilled by the pool instead, which I beleive…