Tuesday, April 19, 2011

tuesday, wednesday, thursday, FRIDAY!

2 and a half more days and ill be picking up my best friend, Hayley from the airport!!! Im sooo excited! Last time I saw Hayley (besides are skype dates) was on January 5 when I was about to leave to go to dallas and she was leaving for work.  She text me and said, "I just cried the whole way to work!" Im so excited to show her how I've been living the past 3 months of my life!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paradise, Here We Come!!

This weekend I going down south!! I am going on a random, yet unplanned trip to the AMALFI COAST!!! Don't get too jealous! We are staying in Positano and one day taking a ferry out to the Isle of Capri!! Im so excited all I'm packing is summer dresses, sandals, and a swimsuit!!


Hotel Balcony View

Isle of Capri

Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo Highlights from Paris and London!

1. My dad met me in Paris!
2. Had to eat French Onion Soup in France

3. Saw the Metropolitan Signs by French Architect, Hector Guimard 

4. Went to the Louvre

5. Loved this Staircase in the Louvre

6. Saw the Mona Lisa!
7. Saw the "Venus de Milo" Statue

8. Passed under the most romantic bridge in France, they said if you closed your eyes and made a wish it WILL come true...well see! ha!

9. Held the Eiffel Tower in my hand

10. Took an Artistic Picture of the Eiffel Tower
11. Asian Pose in front of the Eiffel Tower

12. Me and Dad in front of the Eiffel Tower

13. Took another artistic picture of the Eiffel Tower
14. Rode the Train from Paris to London!

15. Coolest Taxis Ever

16. Went to Platform 9 3/4 (from Harry Potter)
17. On my way to Hogwarts!
18. Walked across Abbey Road just like the Beatles
19. Saw a Double Decker Bus...Bradley Cooper helps too! :)

20. Saw Buckingham Palace

21. Saw Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate will Wed!

22. Saw Big Ben

23. Saw the Changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace
24. Went to St. Paul's Cathedral

25. Sat in the park that is in "Mary Poppins"

26. Saw the Tower of London

27. Saw London Bridge

28. What a coincidence? St. John's Wood

29. Rode the London Eye

30. Up in the London Eye

31. Had an encounter with Paddington Bear

32.  Ate at the coolest designed restaurant with my dad and allie!

33. Spent time with my best friend, Allie Rhae!

34. Then we met up with Ryan and Clinton!

35. Last but not least, Ashley was on my flight back to rome!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Wood Family Vacation!

 It's Spring Break Time once again!! 5th one since ive been in college?! I've been so lucky to go amazing places every year! Cancun, New York City, LA/San Diego, Carnival Cruise....and now PARIS and LONDON!! Not only do I get to go to Paris and London I get to travel with my dad!! Im so excited to meet up with him in the airport tomorrow morning! We will spend 2 days in Paris and 3 days in London.  Also, I'm also meeting up with one of my best friends, Allie, who happens to be living in London right now! amazing!! Cant Wait! Today is Italy's 150th anniversary of unification...everyone is celebrating..Hope I don't miss my flight at 7am! See ya there dad!

Now back to my project...

My dad and I in NYC last summer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Check off the Bucket List!

Interlaken, Switzerland
February 13, 2011

As my time in Italy is going by way too fast, I decided last minute to go with a small group to Switzerland to go Skiing in the Swiss Alps!! It's definitely a once in a lifetime experience so I had to go!  The last day we were there I had a chance to go Canyon Jumping, I told myself I would regret it if I didn't go.  So I had to go, I was the only person from my group that went (the arkansas rome center, that is).  I jumped out of bed went downstairs, signed up and got in a van with random people I had never met! Completely not prepared for the weather, it was freezing! I really had no idea what I signed up for but I knew what I was about to do, jump off a platform and fall 280 ft...straight down! 
        Once I was at the top of this platform adrenaline started rushing especially when I was hooked onto the rope that was extremely heavy and almost pulling me off the platform! I was the one of the last people to jump and the few left had to countdown for me....3...2....1... ahhhhh! My stomach went into my mouth! The feeling of falling was insane! The whole time I was worried my boots were going to fall off the instructors kept laughing at me. 1) because I was more worried about my boots than anything. 2) they thought my boots were funny.  The fall was about 7 seconds and then it swung me through the canyon for a few seconds! It was so cool! 
        I didn't tell anyone back home that I was going to do it so my dad was not too happy with me but It's Ok! haha It's marked off my bucket to come is SKY DIVING!!

The Canyon!

Climbing to the Platform

Scary Swiss guy that harnessed me in

About to jump!