Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have been accepted into Southern Methodist University's Department of Teaching and Learning and will start working towards my Master of Education this June!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Driving through Germany and Paris!

We didn't have time to explore Germany like we wanted to, but we were able to stay at the LDS Temple in Frankfurt Germany. So quaint and beautiful. Then we made our way to Paris...

Paris was a gorgeous city with so many fun things to do! We both agreed that it was not our favorite city, because it is very "touristy". It is more a city for rich travelers if you get what I'm saying. Maybe we'll go back in twenty years when we are not poor college students. 

Our first day we went to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame. Eiffel Tower was my absolute favorite!

On the second day we went to the Palace of Versailles...unreal.

BEST DAY EVER!! On our third day, we went to the French Open. I had gotten Michael tickets for his birthday. And of course, we woke up and it was raining. We went and stood in line outside of the stadiums. They slowly let people in one by one. One thing you learn in Europe-there is no such thing as a single file line. and everyone cuts. Luckily we were able to get in, after some unpleasant confrontations, and we got to see three matches! Seriously the best day in Europe. 

On the fourth day we went to the Arc de Triompe and Champs-Elysees. We pretty much walked around the entire city this day and had so much fun! Oh, and we found a Chipotle. Who would have thought. 

Some Vienna and Prague!

On our way to Prague, we stopped in Vienna to visit a military museum that I have been dying to go to. It primarily focused on Austro-Hungarian warfare, but it had the car that Archduke Ferdinand was in when he was shot, sparking World War I! I had been wanting to it see for awhile, so we made sure to stop.

Prague was one of our favorite cities! My parents bought us a couple of nights in a gorgeous hotel for a graduation gift. It was right along the river with a view of the castle as well.

The first day we got there we went and saw the castle and and spent most of the day at Old Town Square. That was our absolute favorite spot! Street performers and delicious food vendors, surrounded by gorgeous buildings. We both agreed we could spend all day there.

The next day we went to the Jewish Quarter and also went and saw the "Mini Eiffel Tower" on Petrin Hill with a beautiful view of the city. 

We also went and saw the memorial for the Velvet Revolution at Wenceslas Square and just walked around. Overall, Prague was definitely one of our favorite cities.

Michael's favorite food of the trip! We were a little confused on the price...they ended up being about $20...but best meal of the trip!

Just a mirror shot in Zara. Once you've been in 100's of them, you need to make it fun somehow without spending money!

Wish this was our rental car...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb

I haven't mentioned that we used AirBNB for most of our accommodations. Highly recommended! In Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb we were able to meet such wonderful Croatian people and stayed at the best locations, all for cheaper than a hostel. The first picture below is our view from our apartment in Zadar.

The most gorgeous sunsets!

Light show powered by solar energy!

Coastal town of Dubrovnik. Unfortunately, it rained most of the time that we were there so we couldn't kayak and explore the other islands.

Street performers in Zagreb. So cute!

Michael's absolute favorite tie store!

We went into more Zaras than I can remember. Never bought a thing.