Today has been a tough day. I miss my family and my friends sooooo much. Its hard going from seeing everyone everyday to not seeing them at all, and not being able to talk to them on the phone. I was talking to my mom and started to cry. Hopefully it will get better. Class was a lot better today!! thank god! Last night i went out with laura and one other girl from the "house" and we went to a bar and visited with 3 other people from Tours and 2 of the other girls friends. I wasn't going to go cause i am afraid that ppl aren't going to want to talk to me because my French isn't as good as theirs but talking to them is how i learn. I need to get more experience so i went. I had a great time and even sipped on a glass of wine. I went for a walk today after class and explored a little. I found a ton of shops. What i love most about France is that around every corner is a surprise, a shop, a boulongerie (bread store), a cafe, etc. Everyone is sitting outside enjoying life and chatting with friends. I feel good here. This afternoon has been great. I was on my computer with the window open. With the cathedral right outside and the school right across from it kids and people gather there and chat. But there was a group of older kids and one was playing the guitar. I could hear it and it was soooo beautiful. It made me think of school when people whip out their guitar and start playing random songs at random times. I love it! I am off to the Loire River to go read and just enjoy the nice day.