[Observing the pretty sunset while waiting for the bus]
[Heather working on our art history questionnaire at the Mont Saint Michel]
[The always gorgeous Rennes architecture]
[Made cookie dough brownies with an oreo in the middle with Heather + Olivia]
[A swanky restaurant at the Mont]
[Delectable cupcakes at the Christmas market]
[The baie at the Mont]
[X-mas market at the Place du Parlement]
[Made apple tart with my host mom]
[Arch envy at the Mont Saint Michel]
Just sitting here to prep for writing this post, I was thinking that it was a while ago that I last did my first Rennes Roundup. However, it was just a mere month ago, at the beginning of November. I still can't believe tomorrow it is already December! Only 19 days till break and Paris with my sister + mom. Here's a little recap of November and I'm sure I'll be back with a photo recap (and video?) of Paris after break! Hope you enjoy.
So you may or not remember our trip crossing the Baie Du Mont Saint Michel during October, which is a trip to never be forgotten. I described the traumatizing experience in this post, if you'd like to have a look. Thankfully, this trip back did not involve mud but rather architecture and art history questionnaires. We spent a long time studying the architectural and historic aspects of the Mont Saint Michel, and we were required to fill out a two page sheet during our visit. Technically speaking, this was my second time ever going and I definitely enjoyed it more this time because I had more knowledge going into it. Despite being annoyed to have to fill out the packet instead of being able to focus on the structure, I still enjoyed exploring a bit.
Besides the Mont Saint Michel trip, November has been pretty low key here. In September and October, it seems like we had school trips more frequently, however after La Toussaint break, getting through this past month seemed impossible. In order to keep sane, food seemed to be a recurring factor in my outings with friends. As of late, there is a Marché de Noel (Christmas Market), which is randomly set up at the Place du Parlement. They have tons of little trinkets and best of all, delicious looking food. I spent a good 10 minutes photographing the cupcakes above because they just looked that good. There was also probably the 3rd carousel in Rennes, which I was tempted to jump on with kids ages 3-5, however Heather turned my request down. In addition to eating out on the regular, I've also baked a bit, which involved some brownies and an apple tart. Just call me Betty Crocker! Jk, jk.
Speaking of food, the end of this very long month was commemorated with Thanksgiving. While boarding school made me used to missing minor holidays like Halloween and Valentine's day, I've never not been home for Thanksgiving. I have to admit that it was really weird not being home this year with all of my siblings and devouring my mom's many pies. However, we did have a little pie action in France. The French private school by SYA that we all eat lunch at put on a Thanksgiving meal for us, including a great attempt at pumpkin pie and a giant American flag. Walking into the cafeteria to see all of the effort they put into the meal made everyone feel warm and fuzzy. It was awesome seeing their extensive effort and we all really appreciated it. And this past Saturday, I went to a get together with my friends and their host families, which was tons of fun. We had a nice two hour appetizer and mingle sesh before starting the meal, in true Euro fashion. Plus, I got my fair share of pie, turkey, stuffing, and that's really all I could ask for.
How was your Thanksgiving? Delicious?! I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a nice day. :) xoxo