Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bon Voyage

Brooke left on June 12th for a 2 week trip in Europe.  She decided 18 months ago to go on this trip with teachers from her school.  Her AP European teacher, Jodi Ide, takes a group of students every year over to Europe to actually see the sights they've studied about.  Brooke's AP English teacher, Jenn Mattson, also went this year and then another English teacher that Brooke had never had as a teacher.  There were about 30 students that signed up to go on this trip.  It is organized by the teachers but they go with an actual tour company, EF Tours.  Brooke saved her money from working as a dining room serving at The Coventry (an independent living center for seniors) and paid for the whole trip herself - which was $4000.  We did pay the downpayment of $300 for her Christmas present when she first decided to go.
She's been gone 2 weeks now and comes home tonight.  We can't wait to hear about her trip and see all of her pictures. She was able to text us once a day to check in and just give us a sentence about the day.  It seems like she's had a great time and she said she's sad its over but is excited to see us :)

Brooke with her friend Lydia
at the Salt Lake airport before leaving for Rome

1 comment:

The Martin Family said...

Brooke is adorable! I can't wait to see all the great pictures.