Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Golden Birthday

For my 23rd birthday on April 23rd :) a group of friends and I went to Sausalitos to celebrate. In Germany, it's tradition that the birthday guy/girl buy drinks for his/her guests. So, in true tradition, I bought a round of tequila shots for my friends! Sausalitos also lets the birthday person make a drink of their choice. I told the bartender I wanted to make something yummy with lots of that's just what I did :) marshmallow, gummy, and sparkler included!

The Birthday Crowd

The Bartender and I

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Best Road Trip Ever!!!

April 17-20, 2008 Carrie and I drove around all of Southern France (1600km=960 miles on the brand new mini cooper!!). I was in 4 countries in one day - I flew from Germany to Spain then drove to Andorra then France - how cool!! We were amazingly lucky in that we never got lost and we saw all of the cities we wanted to see plus more!! We never thought we would be able to pull it off but everything fell together just right! We were even able to find cheap hotels when we were ready to sleep! and most importantly nothing happened to the rental car! Our trip included: Barcelona, Andorra, Carcassonne, Nimes, Arles, Marseille, Pont du Gard, Orange, Narbonne, Mirepoix, Bouziges, and a few other towns that we randomly stopped at for food/rest. The french country side was absolutely gorgeous and I'm sad that not a single one of my pictures comes close to capturing the experience of driving through the back country roads!! (Yeah, we didn't take the autobahn at all!! which meant no tolls and wonderful views!!). more pictures

Carcassonne, fortified city

Random shot taken between Carcassonne and Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard!!! one of my favorite touristy spots in the world!

Street in Arles