Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bonjour tout le monde!

I flew all the way from Portland to Paris with Anna and we made it safe and sound despite some scary mechanical failures and turbulence. The whole group however, did not enjoy the same success... they were stuck in the US in various parts overnight and just arrived this afternoon :)

Here are the six who made it :)

I'm here in Reims and it is beautiful... Last night I fell asleep from exhaustion way early and barely ate my dinner that I bought with JoAnna from the local store. We also picked up a fresh baguette from a patisserie down the street. This afternoon we showed the rest of the group around a bit and it is fun to finally have us with us! It is great to have everyone here now and it is funny to hear all of the loud American voices while everyone here is much quieter than us!

Here is our beautiful room :)

Anyways, we all live in beautiful flats here and they look like little furnished apartments in Ikea.. minus all the cool knickknacks. JoAnna and I are roommates which is great because we can share our clothes :) We actually finally moved into our permanent apartment this morning because it wasn't available yesterday... so last night we had a larger room with a nicer view :) I'm so happy to be here and excited to explore and enjoy the different environment!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Je dois sortir Harding pendant printemps

It is wonderful to know I'll be in Europe in the spring and I will get to see Paris! It is very hard to think of everyone I will not see there though... and I will miss all of you. Which brings me to the purpose of this blog, to stay in touch with everyone while I'm gone. Please comment and send lots of emails, even though I might not be able to reply personally to each one :) I will be leaving the end of January and then coming back in the middle of May. Keep me in your prayers as I prepare to go.

Those of you already at Harding have already begun a new semester as I am now just finishing my packing to leave to go to begin mine. I hope all of you are enjoying yourselves as I will be :) And to those of you in Washington I'm so glad I was able to spend a wonderful break with all of you! I've had such a great break to begin a fantastic semester..

So for any of you who are wanting to send any mail my address for Reims is:

Sarah Hug
Residence Clairmais
25 rue Edouard Mignot
51100 Reims

I'm so excited about this trip and a bit nervous at this point.. So I'll be leaving tomorrow morning from PDX at 8:30! Then I'll be in Minneapolis and Detroit.... Then Paris!! I'll try to keep all of you updated often :)