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Traveling once again, COLORADO

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Back to adventures with my roommate Mary! So Mary and I regrettably probably did not get enough sleep last night due to our excitement to travel (really hers.. i was excited but easily could have gone to bed) anyways we woke up nice and early and went to the airport only to be stressed out by the baggage check lady who was barking at everyone for being late when the reality of the situation was she just stunk… even the guys taking our checked luggage where rolling their eyes and making fun of her. We sprinted, thinking we were going to be late for our flight and sat on the plane for a good half an hour… thanks lady.

The flight went smoothly, if not a little cramped (smallish plane and every seat taken) and we were lucky to sit by, a very nice, but super chatty woman who Mary and I were afraid would talk our ears off the entire flight.

Once in Denver and the lane landed the scenery was awesome. On one side of the plane you could see the rockies and on the other completely flat for miles. The rush began again to locate our luggage and check into our shuttle taking us to the condo location.

View from the shuttle!

View from the shuttle!

The condo is SUPER adorable and has a view of the mountains. We went for a little walk with the dog and got to step on REAL SNOW. I was a little too excited about that. But we went to get Mary’s skis and are in for the evening I’m sure tomorrow will come too soon.

love, k

REAL SNOW

REAL SNOW

 

our cute little condos

our cute little condos

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our view during our walk

our view during our walk

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We went to DISNEYLAND!!!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

For class yesterday, Professor Smith surprised us with a day trip to Disneyland in Paris.  Disneyland has some similarities with Disney World in Florida, especially Main Street, USA.  There are a lot more thrill rides though, especially considering that it is a smaller park, which I really liked.  We went on Crush’s Coaster which was the best ride EVER and needs to come over to the United States.

The increase in number of thrill rides may be due to the fact that the park is much newer than the ones in the United States.  Disneyland Paris is 20 years old.  Paris was chosen out of all the options in Europe to have Disney, partly because the government had the power to easily build the theme park.  The park was built in the suburbs of Paris and required metro transportation.  Both the park and the public transportation caused economic development in the surrounding area.

The park itself combines the American elements that you see in Disney land, but there are also some French elements.  They had an arcade in Disneyland Paris (the Liberty Arcade), which a more Parisian architectural element.  However, the new and colorful buildings mimicking American architecture, along with the costumes and food, allow for interesting stereotypes of Americans to be formed by those who have not been there.