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Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th of January

Thursday the 19th
Even though I am writing this on Friday, I cannot remember a lot of what happened yesterday, which either means that it is not worth telling, or should not be told. lol.

Friday the 20th
Finally! I have caught up! The day that I am writing this is actually the 20th. Sooo... today was pretty eventful. I woke up at like 8 and packed for later, because we drove to my host grandmas house. More on that later. My host mom and I took the bus into Vienne to check out a private school, because I am not feeling that great about the public school that I am attending. We got the email and phone number of the principal and I believe that my host mom made an appointment for next week to meet with her and see if I can change schools or try the school out for a day to see if I like it.

Then we took the bus back and I wrote the second day of school in my room. Everyone came home at 12 and we ate lunch together. We left at about 1 and we drove for about an 1 1/2 hour, when we arrived in Avignon. Avignon is a well known city, because popes lived there from 1309 and 1377. We visited the "Palais des Papes" where the popes lived which had a beautiful view over the town and the Rhône river with the Pont d'Avignon.

The Palais des Papes

The square below the Palais des Papes

View of the Rhône from the Palais des Papes

The Pont d'Avignon

Afterward, we walked around Avignon a little and got pain au chocolat and I felt very French. Then we left Avignon and made our way to their grandma's house which is close to Arles. On the way there we stopped in a small village called St. Rémy - it was very cute and exactly what you would expect from a provençal village. A lot of shops were selling lavender and these Calissons, which are little candies which consist of a fruit paste and royal icing on the top. They looked really good, but all of the shops were closed and they were pretty expensive.

We finally arrived at their grandmas house at 6 or so and I met her and all of her animals! She has a Jack Russell Terrier, a hamster, two fish and a canary. Her dog is very cute and Loupy gets along very well with her. She finished making dinner with my host mom and we ate together - it was a great meal! I am pretty tired, so I'm going to go to bed now! (I published this on Saturday, because I had to add the pics)

Pain au chocolat!

Loupy playing fetch near some Roman ruins

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