I learned this the other day, and didn’t want to say anything until I was sure, but the big news of the week is:
I’m going overseas again, this time to France, and most likely, London.
Basically, a spot opened up on the Normandy trip here at Norwich, and I got the e-mail earlier this week, and was told by President Schnider that I could go with them, cost free, save the flight over there. This is because I’m working on the Norwich Students & Invasion of Normandy paper that will be giving them a lot of information and putting a Norwich face on the battle. Thus, the invite.
I’m rather excited about this, as it’s only about 40 or so days away, about a week after graduation.
What’s also really got me excited is that this means that there’s a very, very good chance that I’ll be able to visit London for a couple days. I looked up flights from New York to Paris, and found them to be fairly prohibitive, running into the thousands of dollars. New York to London, on the other hand, is much cheaper, about half of that, along with the flight or train ride from London to Paris. The chance to see London again is fantastic, because I know people there, and will be able to revisit places again, a year after I left, also, when it will be really nice out. Basically, I’ve been bouncing around since I’ve heard the news. What’s also cool is that when I went up to tell Mom about my thoughts about travelling through London and how it’s cheaper, she suggested it to me first.
Don’t get me wrong, going to France and to the Normandy beaches also has me very, very excited, because it was one of those places that I had really wanted to visit while I was overseas last time, but never got the oppertunity to really do. Plus, you know, I’ve been studying D-Day for the entire semester and did a lot of reading beforehand, and to actually see it would be amazing. I guess this means that my paper has to be really good. I’ll be starting my writing on the second part either this afternoon or tomorrow. It’s two weeks before the last draft is due, which means that I have three more sections to do, and to do fast. I think I’m on top of it though. If people are interested, I’ll reprint it here, serialized, once it’s finished.
I can’t wait.