Saturday, April 11, 2009

Last day in France Part II.

Well, it all ends so soon. We went out to eat tonight with the French teachers. The meal was delicious. I will miss France and all of the friends we made. I think that all of our students had a blast. Hopefully you have enjoyed following my blog. HAGER OUT!!!

Last day in France Part I.

Well today was spent shopping and taking in Strasbourg for the final time. The city was packed, but I got all of my shopping done. Now that I am broke, I am debating selling my group of kids into the Southeast Asian slave shoe-making market. I spoke with a trader who said he would give me 15 Euros per kid. Seems like a nice deal, but I plan on shopping them around some more!!!

Party like a French Rock Star!!!

Last night we went to Mme. Michele Huntz house for a teacher party. We had a blast. I am going to miss France sooooooo much!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars!!!

Today is Good Friday. Everything is pretty much closed, so we took the day to bike around Strasbourg. Renting bike is only 5 Euro, so it was a good deal. We rode around the city and then to a couple of parks. Tonight, we are going to a dinner hosted by the French teachers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pottery, Roman Baths, and Euro-Techno!!!

What a day!!! Today was our last day with the students. We had a blast. First, we went to a small town in Germany to see how pottery was made. This town is very close to the Rhine and it's clay deposits, so it is basically a pottery town!!! I guess you can say their economy is very FRAGILE!!! (buh-dum-dum-chi) Next we went to a Roman bath house. It was awesome and very relaxing. They had different pools, indoors and out, that had different temperatured water. It was great therapy for all of the walking and stair climbing we have been doing over the last few weeks. Finally, we finished off with a dance back at St. Ettiene's. Their was a ton of techno and strobe lights. The French students really know how to party. Everyone had a blast.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Europa Park

Today we went to the Europa Park in Rust, Germany. We had a great time. When we arrived, I ditched the teachers to go ride some rides with the kids. I figured the youths would suit my ride craving better than the teachers. The lines weren't too bad, but we did have to stay in line for over an hour for the "Blue Flame." It was worth it though. The kids definitely enjoyed the experience and begged us for more time. The park was about the size of Busch Gardens and had a European theme. It was a great experience!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bowling and Parliment

Today we went bowling with our French hosts. Surprisingly, the rules of bowling are the exact same here. In fact, the lingo is the exact same...strike, spare, gutter ball, etc. A good time was had by all.
After bowling, we went to the European Parliment which is housed in Strasbourg. Our guide told us that the reason the EU chose Strasbourg to house the Parliment was the fact that it was a city that represented a reunified Europe after WWII. Of course, as hopefully you read and now know, Strasbourg was claimed by the Germans during WWII and not returned to the French until the conclusion of the affair.