Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Home!!

Yes I'm home now from Europe! I still can't believe how fast everything went. 2 weeks? No feels like I was gone for a day. Everything is slurred together. This was such a good experience for me. I loved being able to perform for the people of the different countries. You feel such a connection with them and you sing in these gorgeous cathedrals and churches that their ancestors built. The acoustics were every choir singers dream... oh my goodness it was wonderful. I won't post a lot right now because it's 6 in the morning and i should be trying to get over this jet lag but it's hard. It's 2 in the afternoon where i was... so i feel like i should be awake.

So just some random thoughts, Europe is obsessed with HUGE water bottles, they were everywhere. I only saw one public drinking fountain which was at the Louvre so maybe that's the explanation for the ridiculous size of water bottles. I never had to pay to pee! That was one of my goals for Europe and I accomplished... took some skill or just a bathroom in the morning and then one clear once you got back to the hotel that night... suckish. I discovered Paprika chips. Normal American BBQ will never be very good anymore compared to these... so good. Magnum ice cream bars, are divine goodness. Europe didn't have a huge variety of chips like America but they did have Pringles, everywhere. But sadly only 4 flavors. Original, Sour cream and onion, and 2 other spicy ones... paprika and something else, i don't remember. There were way to many girls in France who think they don't need to wear a bra. The people in Switzerland were my favorite, Switzerland is my 2nd home, after Hawaii. I tried fish and chips for the first time in London, pretty tasty but i liked the fish better then the chips. Chips in London convert to fries in America. Crisps convert to Chips. I also tried a crepe in France with nutella.. yummy yummy. I felt the most danger in Paris, and the least in Switzerland. London is so much better than Paris. I missed my ipod and normal electricity. I'm addicted to croissants... ahhh! Snickers are so much better in America, don't know why but they were not the normal goodness that they are. No tax was the greatest thing I kept forgetting. I'm for sure going to miss that.
Our first stop, Windsor Castle
Concert in England, they had sweet chairs.
Saw the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesties Theatre! So Amazing
On the boat heading to France!
Paris! The Eiffel Tower of course
Beautiful Switzerland. My favorite country

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rehearse Rehearse Rehearse

These all day rehearsals have been wearing me out. No strain on the voice though thank goodness! One more day rehearsal tomorrow and then a concert tomorrow night! Feel free to come, it's at Timpview high school at 7:00. I'm not sure how long it goes they haven't told us yet, but I think it'll be good. We have a lot of good singers.

But in 4 days and after a 9 hour lay over I'll be in London... :D oh the excitement that is bubbling inside me waiting to erupt. And I've been meeting a lot of new people. It's been so fun I really like the girls in my group, we already have become pretty good friends. It's fun and this is what I'm loving, doing something on my own not knowing anyone going into it. Just meeting so many new people. It's grand and Europe will be sick nasty.