My days will pretty much go like this: French class from 8-9, one or two classes before lunch, and then company visits or exploration in the afternoons. I'm pretty excited about visiting a salt production cooperative, and wine and mushroom caves.
During the second month I will be living and working on a French organic vineyard learning about viticulture. Unfortunately, from research I have done, I won't be there for harvest but I may still learn a little about making wine. Luckily I'm much more interested in the grapes than the alcohol. :D The vineyard is called Clos Mélaric and is about an hour away from Angers, 20 minutes from Saumur, and 3 hours from Paris.
These are the owners of the vineyard and their little daughter. It will be so neat to live/work with such young, passionate people!
After my stint at le clos, I will be rendezvousing in Paris with my SISTER!!!! We will be staying in a youth hostel, drinking espressos in cute little cafes and talking girl talk. I haven't seen my sister in about 9 months so I'm super excited!!!! Exclamations galore!!!!!
Reason for more exclamation marks: after my time in France I will be spending a week in California to hang with old friends, go to the beach with Augie Beeman and visiting my big brother Matt!!!
I'm hoping to update this as I go along in the computer lab at school during the first month, but I don't know quite what to expect during the second. Hopefully I'll have access to a computer, but if not I enjoy sending snail mail (way too much.)