Sunday, January 21, 2007

Today was so much fun. It was our first full day and it was busy, busy, busy. First, the wake up call was really scary. I dropped the phone because it was so loud and frightening. After that, we went to breakfast in the hotel and it was so good. There was ham, turkey, pancakes, sausages, bacon, yogurt, granola, pastries, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, peach juice, orange juice, sparkling water, and even desserts. After breakfast, we went to the second half of the SPCO (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) concert rehearsal. They were on their break and I got to interview a cellist. During the rehearsal, the music was very intense and the conductor (Roberto Aboto) was really funny. The funniest line he said with his Italian accent was, "At this measure, not together." It made me and Cecilia crack up. It was really funny. After that, we rode the funicular which went up up up high in the sky. We got off and heard an awesome violin player who played, like, right in your face. We then went to castle hill but we didn't get to go to the castle but we went our to eat and the food was really good. We then went to a nice church right before it closed. After that we went back to the hotel, and we got ready to go to an SPCO PAR-TAY and it was a lot of fun. There was traditional Hungarian Folk music and I bought a CD. I even got it signed by all of the musicians. Lots of people danced to the music and the lady I interviewed even accidentally got thrown on the floor by the violinist who Cecilia interviewed. It was really funny and we got it all on tape. We are now here at the hotel and my feet hurt really bad because I wore my boots with heels. I really love Budapest and everything here is the same, only different (if that makes sense). The sounds are different, the money is really different and confusing, the language is beautiful but very hard to understand, and the toilets are also different because they flush all weird. I will put pictures on my blog either when we go to Vienna, or when I get home because I can't put pictures on now. It just doesn't work. I will write more tomorrow. I love all of my friends, family, and strangers. I miss you guys. See ya!


At 2:22 PM, Blogger MsCena54 said...

Hey Claire, yeah this is the blog that Ms. Crandall read to us! You should really send me a shout out! Wow, so we found out what will be in the math final........OMG!!! It is crazy! One problem actually has a G to it!! Thats too long! Well I hope you are having much fun! Rememeber all of us love you and cant wait for you to come home!!!! Tell Cecelia I said Hi!!
Lotsa Luv, Your Gurl, MsCena aka Nancy


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