Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Why I'm a sucker for free travel

Don't be alarmed if you don't hear much from me for the next couple weeks, Internet. It's not that I've tumbled into the Seine or fallen victim to a croissant-induced coma, it's just that starting on Friday, the next ten days of my life look like this:

Mmm, triangular

Once again I will be playing the role of fearless leader to a group of 19 high school students on an Official French (and also a little Italian) Tour. You may remember that I did something similar last summer, and considering how it all went down, you may perhaps be wondering, am I in fact crazy? Trust me, I'm wondering the same thing. However, there is a key difference this time around, and that difference is chaperones. Seven of them, to be exact, ranging in age from 34 to (a hopefully spritely) 78. This time the students can sneak out and smoke, drink, and have all the pre-marital sex they want, and I am responsible for exactly none of it. Although, the group will be made up of students and teachers from two very different high schools, and I've already received a special request from a teacher from one school indicating that the students were interested in going to a "discothèque" one night. This was followed by an e-mail from a teacher from the other school asking if there would be time in the schedule for the students to attend mass, or at least to visit a church for a little silent prayer time. I'm kind of interested to see how this all goes down. Ten to one the Catholic kids are the hardest partiers of them all.

I'll try to at least post some pictures along the way, but for now I leave you with gros bisous, Internet. Pray for me.


  1. Bon courage! I don't want to jinx it, but it HAS to be better than last time. I don't think you're crazy, in fact you're brave for getting back on the horse. It'll be great.

    Thanks for laughing at my last entry, I didn't know it was that funny!

    Talk to you soon, can't wait to hear about it...

  2. That sounds incredible. I wish I could speak more languages but alas I am not qualified to be anyones tour guide for anywhere other than brooklyn.

  3. Sounds so freakin' exciting! I'm sure God is throwing you a bone and will make sure this year will go down much better. I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago, so your last summer adventures are only a week old in my mind :)

  4. I was one of them Catholic are are in trouble!