Monday, March 28, 2011

Italy update!

The past two days have been fun!
Yesterday we went to Nico's church in Milan. We know the pastor because he lectured with his wife at school, so it was nice seeing them! The entire service was in Italian, so I sat next to Maddie and we tried to pick up words we knew. I could actually sing along with a couple of the songs since I knew some of the words from choir or voice lessons. After church we went to Ikea and go lunch there. After that we came home and had pizza for dinner and watched a movie, since it is their tradition.
This morning we slept in pretty late, and then we had a breakfast of yogurt and briosche and helped his mom with some of the garden. This afternoon we picked up Ela from dance and we got gelato, which was delicious. For dinner we had pasta and bread, and now we are waiting for another person to join us, but just for the night.
Tomorrow we're going to walk around the little town and enjoy Italy!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The rest of our time in London was very good. We spent a lot of time hanging around the penthouse and we saw Les Mis and Wicked. After Wicked we had to go back and pack and clean up, and by the time we went to bed (after 1) we only had a couple hours of sleep. We woke up at 4:45 yesterday and then went to Heathrow and then after many many hours made it to our friend Nico's house in Italy. I have had a wonderful time so far. The home we are in is beautiful, and walking outside looks like something out of National Geographic.
After sleeping in this morning, we had breakfast which consisted of brioche (like a croissant filled with jam), juice and some really delicious cereal. Then we helped Nico out on the vineyard, which was so cool. At one point we decided to lay down on the grass and just soak up the hot sun (according to Nico's sister I've gotten some color already). After a small lunch of bread with oil we went to pick up Ela (nico's sister) from her ballet class. It was very cool sitting in on that since it was all Italian. Then we got our first gelato in Italy. I had chocolate chip, and it was delicious!! Now we are back at home hanging around until dinner which will be pasta and wine.
Tomorrow we're going to a church in Milan, and we actually know the pastor from school since he and his wife lectured!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring break!

Blogging at school just doesn't happen, apparently. But now winter school is over and I have four weeks of spring break. At the moment I am in London staying in Canary Wharf. We drove down here Thursday night and arrived at 4:30 in the morning, and then spent some time homeless in Victoria Train Station. That was an adventure in itself. So I went 40 hours without sleep, and we didn't do much yesterday except for hang out in the penthouse and take pictures of the beautiful sunset. Today we went to the Natural History Museum and ate breakfast outside in the warm sunshine, and then we walked around central London taking pictures and just enjoying the day. We also had a lovely stroll through Hyde Park, which we will be doing again tomorrow!
I will definitely be blogging more on this trip, except for when I go to Kenya in two weeks..but for the next two weeks there will hopefully be nightly posts!