I have had an absolutely fantastic weekend in Nantes! Let me tell you all about it. Starting with Friday!
On Friday, I went for a run and then I bought a few grammar/vocab workbooks to keep up with my French until September, and strolled a bit downtown because it was so nice out. I also picked up my train ticket to meet my parents in Paris. I will see them in only 20 days! Crazy. I spent some time after that working on some homework before heading out again-- this time to go kayaking! It was the first time kayaking this year and it was a ot of fun. It was a beautiful day and we went for about an hour.
Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day! I woke up and did some homework (yep!) before heading downtown to meet one of the girls in our group for coffee. We spoke in French too, which was nice. After that I bought a couple of books from the bookstore: Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (where the Hunchback of Notre Dame came from) and a poetry book by Hugo too. Notre Dame de Paris will be my challenge book, and the poetry is just for fun. We had a test with one of his poems on it, and it was so beautiful that I just had to read more. In the afternoon, my friends and I got our green on and headed down to Fleming's Irish Pub, where two of our friend's work. We had a great time, playing games, winning prizes, and meeting new people all night! The streets were absolutely packed for the occasion.