So we've been experiencing some weird weather in Poitiers. In the last few days we had a few little flurries of snow, but then yesterday as I was taking the bus to Leclerc (which is like walmart only bigger) it started to become a full-blown blizzard outside.
And then I woke up today to see that it had snowed even more during the night. I mean I like the snow and everything, but I'm going on vacation on monday and I'll be super upset if everything gets messed up because of the snow. I'm so tired of it being so fricking cold here. I'm too ready for sping and summer.
Speaking of spring, guess who's coming on the first day of spring?? March 20th Luke will be arriving in France to spend his spring break with me! :))) I'm so incredibly excited. What's basically going to happen is that on the evening of the 19th, after I get out of class, I'll take the TGV to CDG where I have a hotel room booked. The reason I had to do this is because Luke's flight gets in at 5:30 am, and the earliest TGV from here to CDG leaves at 8:30 on that day, getting me there at 10:30, which means Luke will have had to wait in the airport for me for 5 hours. And I'd feel awful if he had to do this. I could have also taken the last train on friday, get to CDG around 11 pm and wait for him for 6 hours. Then we'd have to wait even longer till we could check into our hostel at 2 pm. So doing what I'm doing, it makes commuting a whole lot easier (staying next to the airport vs. in paris), and it's actually cheaper than booking a hostel room in paris. Plus check out isn't till 12 from the hotel, so Luke can come back and take a nap and a shower if he wants. So we'll be in Paris for 3 days, staying at St. Christopher's. I stayed there when I went to Paris in January. It's really new and nice.
Then we'll take the TGV to Nice. I've booked us 2 nights at a hostel that's a minute's walk from the beach. I hope it's decently warm.
After that, we'll take the TGV to Poitiers, which entails going back up to Paris and then down to Poitiers. While we're here, I'll show Luke where I live, maybe take him to the school (however I will NOT be attending class this week... it's not going to kill me at all), and I'm hoping to make it to Futuroscope. Maybe we'll take a day trip to La Rochelle. I was there in the summer of 2007 for a music festival, and it's a really nice little town on the Atlantic coast. Luke loves mussels, and they have great seafood. I hate seafood for the most part, but I think he'll be in heaven.
On the night of the 27th, we may have to take an evening train to CDG and stay the night at a hotel because his flight leaves at 11:30 the next day and since it's a sunday, the train doesn't leave early enough for us to get there at least 2 hours before his flight. We'd get there 45 minutes before his flight if we took a train from Poitiers to CDG the day of his flight. Not a good idea. But this part is still being figured out.
I just hope he's ready for the best spring break of his entire life!!! I am.