Mom and I leave this Wednesday (July 30) for France!!
We're going over for the taking of the habit ceremony in Fanjeaux. My best friend will be taking the habit in the Dominican order on August 4. It'll be so good to see her again!
While we're over there for that, Mom and I are going to take advantage to visit some of the other towns in France. We're hoping to make a day trip out to Avignon one day before the ceremony. I'd also like to see a bit of Toulouse and/or Carcassone while we're in the area. After the Dominican ceremony, we're going over to Lourdes (especially meaningful since it's the 150th anniversary of the apparitions). We'll be able to spend two or three days there. Then it'll be back to Fanjeaux to spend the weekend with Brittany. Sunday, the 10th, I think we'll be driving up to Tours and spending the night there. After that, we'll be on to Mont St-Michel, Chartres, and then Paris. We will fly home from Paris on Saturday, the 16th.
I'm not looking forward to the traveling part and I'm sure I'll miss home, but the trip itself should be well-worth the pains required. It'll be wonderful to be back in Europe one more time! I promise to take pictures. :)