These are two pictures of the Aqueduct.
The next thing we saw in Segovia was the Cathedral and was it ever beautiful :)
That little person is me if front of the Cathedral.
The last major thing on our tour was the Castle. I don't have many good pictures of the castle. Please check my Facebook for more pictures. The view in Segovia was beautiful!! I could have just stayed there all day sitting in the sun reading a book.
Well today instead of going in great detail of my day's adventures I thought I would express more of my feelings of studying abroad and the experience so far. Just a warning to all this will be a little personal and I hope all who read this will appreciate my honesty. I have truly enjoyed very moment of the past week - it seems like way more than a week to me. I have been so busy I haven't really had that much time to reflect on how I am feeling about the experience. One of the main things I have realized is I need change. Yes, I never thought I would say this, but I think I thrive on changes and new experiences. As much as it would have been easier to stay at home and not get out of my comfort zone and study abroad I know this was the right choice after only a week here. Tonight Gloria invited family over tonight - there was a total of nine of us. And they all were speaking Spanish. I had a nice time, but since I have only gotten about 5-6 hours of sleep the last couple of nights and have long busy days I was not in the mood to listen carefully and try to understand what everyone was saying. However, Spanish families - at least this one - eats soooo much food. I thought we Americans ate a lot on holidays, well not compared to what I ate tonight. I can't even remember what I all ate but it was all delicious. Having a bigger family dinner tonight made me miss home more. However, the only times I have really missed home is when I am super tired and all I want to do is sleep - so only when I got here and now other wise I have been good :)
I was talking with some of my friends today about living in Europe and they all told me they could never do it - they love America too much. However, me on the other hand I think I would love Europe - well what I have seen so far. Don't get me wrong, I love home, but something about Europe. I love the idea that most people walk everyone. I love the idea of public transportation. I love the sound of different languages - even when I get frustrated when I don't understand. I love being in new situations, even though I am a planer and I am scared most of the time. Something about this short time (one week) has given me a new sense of confidence. I know I have said this numerous times, but I will never be able to say it enough - how much I appreciated my mom and dad for letting me have this opportunity. Also I want to thank all of you who believe in me and have prayed for me over the past week - I hope you can see God working through me.
Tomorrow I will be traveling to Toledo, Spain for another day trip :) Sometime in the up coming week I want to take the time to explain a couple differences about Spain and back home - but not tonight. Paz y amor. God Bless. GO PACK GO!!!