Greetings from Canada!
I am officially sitting down to write my last post on this blog. It will hopefully be short and sweet.
I made it to my host family's house on Sunday night and had a nice last evening with them. We had apple beignets as part of dinner which were delicious! I was also given a few gifts: 2 bottles of wine for my collection and a couple of Belgian beers for my Dad.
The next day I had to say goodbye to them, which was sad. At least I know that I will (hopefully!!) be back. Naturally I had a few issues at the airport... such as overweight baggage... ahem. I had to pay for one extra bag plus an overweight bag. Of course this was the moment that my Visa card decided not to work, so I had to run to an ATM. How embarrassing. I finally made it on the first plane, which was a very short ride. We luckily got into Paris early, because though I had 2 hours until my next flight I had to walk for what felt like forever and then wait in a long security line before arriving at my gate. I was fortunate enough to find a friend at the gate though! A girl from my old high school was doing an exchange for three months with the same program I did my first exchange with. I actually took the airplane with the entire group of Canadian students, which was pretty fun. I changed my first seat so that a husband and wife could sit together, then I was stuck beside a man who did not know how to keep his elbows to himself. Finally, I got up to go to the washroom and noticed that my friend had an empty seat beside her, so I switched one last time and had a very nice flight.
When I got home, I discovered some cheques from the government which more than paid for my excess baggage. Hooray.
Tuesday morning I woke up at 5:30am, unable to sleep more, and yesterday it was 6:30am. Today I managed to sleep in until 7:30am, which was just great. I have been unpacking, going to appointments, and enjoying doing a bit of cooking again. Tomorrow I head down to Ryerson Camp for my staff training weekend, which I am pretty excited for.
I definitely know that I am back in Canada, because random people say hi to me and the public service workers are extraordinarily pleasant.
Well, I think that will be all. I have really enjoyed writing these posts this year, and I hope that for those who stuck around, you enjoyed reading them too. If I ever take another exciting adventure, I'll be sure to write about it again.
See you around!