wellll i have successfully made it back to TOURS!!! what a trip that was. we ended up sneaking on to the train. thankfully there was a dad that saw us crying and took care of us and the mom did also. he was such a sweetheart. they tried to explain to the train ppl and they were like you need the ticket with the seat you are sitting in and we obviously didnt have that cuase we couldnt print out the tickets in italy. only in france. what a joke right. the website should have told us that. but anyways the couple was like just get on the train and then we would figure everything out. sooooo scared to death we got on the train and sat in a cabin with only 1 person. well we didnt know there was other stops and more ppl would be joining so the man that we talked to earlier that was like its fine with me that you get on the train, but i have no authority you have to talk to the train guard. so we went and found them and they were like NO because it doesnt say the bed number and what not. sooooo then the couple was like get on and then well figure it out. so that is how we ended up in the cabin with the other girl. and then the guy that was ok with us getting on was the one checking tickets and passports, so when he saw us he grunted and was like ill be right back in a minute, ill find you a place. soooo a few minutes later he found us a place, thank god! we were with a french couple with a little boy who was like 4 and he was soooo adorable. we got situated and we went to sleep. then at one of the stops someone else joined and he snored loud. but then he finally stopped. then in the morning we got our passports and booked it out of there. no one stopped us and the guy that risked his job for us still had it. but that was the scariest ride of my life. they could have fined us or kicked us off. but we made it!!! yay! tomorrow i have a meeting at 3 and then on friday i get to see BEN!!!! i am sooooo exicted to see ppl that i actually know! All in all, my trip to italy was amazing. i absolutely love this town called CINQUE TERRE. it was beautiful. I hope that one day i can make it back there. Owhh and the colossuem was amazing also. In the sistien (sp) chapel seeing michelangelos paintings gave me goosebumps. it was abosultely amazing. i am soooo glad that i was able to go on the trip. I cant wait to come home and tell you all about my adventures! but ill find out what level i am going to be in and what not. but im off to bed.