Fireworks perfectly describe this past summer for me; exciting, eye-opening, celebratory, loud, sparkling, intense and fun. I could come up with a million other adjectives but those seven can describe it for now. I spent my summer away in Montreal, Quebec learning french (un petit peu), and in Los Angeles, California visiting friends and soaking up the sunshine. My summer has been extended due to friends getting married over in Italy next week (Thanks a bunch Ana and Mitesh for giving James and I the perfect excuse to travel to Europe!) which means 2 and a half more weeks before I have to go back to work and deal with the fact that I am now a working adult, and no longer a student. (Blah)
I feel like I should write a post solely on Montreal, my experience leaving home for the first time and a little information on the program that I attended – that can be my Saturday afternoon task I give myself while I procrastinate packing my bags for Europe. Montreal was life shaping and I am in love with the experience I had and the forever friends I made.
Los Angeles was a shorter trip but my most cherished; I went to go visit my BEST FRIENDS NEW BORN BABY; how exciting?! A miniature her. And even cuter!! (Sorry Daniela). I’ve always had such a vision of LA, as I’m sure many others have – the excitement of it, the energy, the fame – It was my second time visiting, and it was just as good as the first. I took my dad for his first time and showed him around all the popular tourist attractions. Again; there will probably be a separate post about it later on, but for now lets envy Chef Puck’s star for television on the Walk of Fame.
For the next 2-3 weeks, I’m going to TRY to dedicate my spare time while traveling to updating you guys – whomever may be following this (Hi mom and dad – yes I’ll let you know I’m still alive and eating well). As unrealistic as that sounds (and it probably is.. or at least very difficult) I’ll need to do something on the train/plane rides from country to country. Yes – that’s what I will do while James reads his novels; perfect. If I don’t find the time to blog during my trip I will defiantly have the inspiration to after the trip. I’m already drooling over the food I am about to endure from Stroopwafels in the Netherlands, to fresh made gnocchi in Italy… O.M.G – which may help me direct this blog into what i hoped it to be from the beginning; Culinary related. Maybe the next section in this blog after traveling can make my culinary diploma come in useful outside of work and I can try to replicate the delicious meals I had along the way – I think that would be fun (and yummy x2). Maybe I can do that for all my future travels; use it as inspiration… not that I have anything planned until at least 2018, but ya never know!
Well thats about all I can think to write about for ‘my past summer’ (besides the separate blogs for Montreal and Los Angeles) so for now
au revoir mes amis,