The warehouse that we cleaned on Wednesday
(I took this picture on Friday that's why it's so sunny)
On Thursday morning the weather still wasn't all that great. It was still drizzling, but since we took Wednesday afternoon off we had to work. So we started pulling up more vines and wires. We did that all day and let me tell ya I think I'm going to be very strong by the end of this month. After work we came home and I helped my host mom make dinner. She had already made some Gazpacho soup, but I helped her make the pizzas. Everything turned out very well! And my host mom gave me her Gazpacho recipe because I liked it so much!
The weather cleared up Thursday afternoon so I took some pictures at work!
Our little car that we drive around the vineyard
One of the rows that we tied up!
Friday was a very exciting day for me. My host dad said that if I worked hard Friday morning he would let me out of work early and take me to see La Tour de France!!! So Friday morning we pulled up more vines and wires, and I must've worked hard because that afternoon he took me to see the race!!! We got there just in time to see the parade, and then we waited for about 40 minutes and then the cyclists came through. We were at the 400m mark so they flew by in about 5 seconds, but it was so exciting! As the cyclists were coming everybody was banging on the barriers and cheering, it was really cool to see even though they rode by so quickly.
La Tour de France!
Got one decent pic!
Me and Quentin (my host brother)
At the finish line in Albi!
Then yesterday my host family left to go to Paris. So I met up with a friend and we spent the day in Albi. We went to the cathedral there, a museum, and then we shopped for the rest of the day. It was a very beautiful city!
The garden at the Palais de La Berbie
My first week with my host family has been amazing! I don't think I could've asked for a better family to spend a month with. They are all so kind and really want me to enjoy my time here and feel at home. Oh and here's a pic of their house, it's a very nice home!