I was perusing my computer and the interwebz in search of blog post ideas. When your blog is entitled Thought of the Day Blog, there are a lot of daily thoughts to catalogue. Sometimes I run short on new ideas (and this is only blog post #60. Wow.). Then, as I was re-reading my “Bucket List” document, I realized it was Throwback Thursday, or #TBT if you will.
One of the items on my bucket list (#22 if you want to be specific) is to visit Europe again. My ex-boyfriend and I actually had a “Europe fund” where we would each put $20-100/month in an old coffee can to save up for our trip, depending on how rich or poor we were at the time. However, he and I split up, and I definitely lived off my half of the Europe fund for awhile. And I’m starting my own business, so a trip overseas is not currently on my radar.
But… for TBT I can reminisce about my last trip to Europe, in 2005! I was in college, and I spent 6 weeks studying at the Universite de Bourgogne, in Dijon, France. My mom and I flew out a couple weeks early, and we spent time in Italy and Switzerland before she dropped me off in France.
One weekend some students in the study abroad program and I took a side trip to visit chateaux in the Loire Valley.
But most of the 6 weeks were spent in Dijon. I lived with a really nice French lady who was a hoot and a half. This was the view out the window my room. In the mornings I could smell fresh bread baking from the boulangerie down the street.
After my summer classes were over, my dad and I met up in Paris, and we spent a week and a half touring France. It was epic. I can’t wait to go back again someday!!