My Introduction to Alsace
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This past weekend was really fun, but a little frustrating at the same time. On Saturday there were 5 of us who decided to take the train south to
The train ride was fine. Their trains move fast. It is awesome. Nothing like Amtrack where it takes forever to get somewhere. So it was about ½ hour to
We got instead on the train headed for
By the time we were done with dinner it was about 10:30 so we all decided that there was not much else we wanted to do so we went home. My friend Kelly lives very close to me, so we walked back together, which is really nice, because then I don’t have to walk home in the dark by myself.
The next day we had an outing with the entire program. I am not a big fan of getting together with the whole group. Everyone is really nice and everything, but there are a little over 40 of us and everything is just loud and obnoxious. I much prefer a smaller group. Kelly and I decided to meet near the school and walk to the meeting place together. The funny part was that she was running really late, and we still had to walk 10 minutes to the tram and then take the tram to the place where we were supposed to meet everyone. So she comes running up the street and then we start walking really fast and this car stops right next to us. I am thinking “what the heck is going on?” The next thing I know Kelly is getting in the car. I about yelled at her “What the hell do you think you are doing?” Then I realized it was our teacher and his wife. They were the tour leaders for the day. I felt like a real idiot then. So they picked us up and took us with them to the meeting place. Prof. Marxer, our teacher, said that he was afraid we were going to be late, so they decided to pick us up. That was a big relief because then we did not have to rush.
Our first stop of the day was to a Chateau. It was beautiful. It was positioned up on this very big hill and so it looks over much of the
Lunch was supposed to be a really special deal. They served us wild boar. It was good, but I don’t know what all the fuss was about. For the last week the teachers had been always telling us about how good the boar is. I liked it, but it really was not all the good. The texture of it was like roast beef, but it had its own flavor. I can’t really compare it’s taste to any other taste. It was just not really my thing.
After lunch we went to
Once we left there we went to a vineyard for wine tasting. It was supposed to be a ½ hour drive there, but we hit traffic, and it took us just over 2 hours. It was ridiculous. Once we did finally get there I had a really good time. We tried 4 types of wine. I liked 2 of them. I liked the Riesling, and another that is a German name and I can not for the life of me remember what it is called other than it starts with a “G” I will know it when I see it though. We spent about an hour there and then headed back to
It was almost 9 pm by the time we got back and none of us had eaten dinner. We all also had a ton of homework to do. So we all went to McDonalds and grabbed a quick dinner and went home and did dinner. I was a little luckier than most because I brought my reading on the bus with me and I got a lot of my homework done on the bus. So I did not have to stay up as late as everyone else.
Well, that was my weekend. It was just a good introduction to my new home.