Our last full week in Aix started out with a typical day of classes and some free time in town, accompanied with the final to-do’s and a dressed-up Saturday night dinner.
We started the week with a few excursions intertwined with our last classes and bookwork, we explored a massive sports equipment store that we may or may not have left with a three pronged spear gun.
We visited Chateau Lourmarin where we picnicked and shared our snacks with some donkeys, explored art galleries in town, and painted another plein air of the picturesque scenery.
Later in the week we buckled down on our bookwork as we set our sights on the finish line for the project we have been working for so long to complete, adding the last few details and finishing touches to our work after spending countless nights and hours of free time working on.
We each found the perfect spot around the house to work on the pages.
We each took our turns parading from the studio with our newly sewn books one by one as we completed the largest project of the term.
With a combination of measuring twice, gluing once, and sewing it all together, we finished our schoolwork for the term with something we were all proud of.
This morning we visited Le Chateau Beaupré where we met Julie (and her cat Buloby) who taught us about the history of the vineyard and the types of wine the 6th generation winemaker and his brother sell inside.
We then enjoyed an outdoor dinner and ended the night with songs on the guitar and singing performed by both Mason and Sophia. We are all so stoked to head to Portugal tomorrow and enjoy our last week as a group and take in our last few moments abroad before we head back to campus. Au Revoir!
Kara - '22