Bonjour from International Space University!

Elizabeth's journal about her experience at International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Read on to find out what she did...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day to France, and Happy Birthday to my Papaw!

I had lectures about the solar system, planets and small bodies, satellite communications applications and services, and space transportation systems.

I went with Shanece and Ashley straight to the train station after our lectures where we had a 4 hour trip to Paris! We got there around 5 and met Ashley's friend from college, Rachel. Our hotel is literally 2 blocks behind the Louvre. I couldn't ask for a better location. We went to dinner at one of Ashely's favorite restaurants, which was excellent. I don't remember the name of it though. L Then we walked from the Louvre all the way down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. On the way we rode a ferris wheel in the Jardin des Tuleries where we got a great view of the city and watched the Tour Eiffel sparkle. This was Shanece's first time in Paris, so she was in awe of everything we saw. The rest of us have been several times, but it always fun to be in Paris! After the long walk, we were all pretty tired, so we took the metro back to our hotel and decided to call it a night.