Kate J Hollingsworth

art + travel + photography

Freshly Pressed?!

I am sooo excited and grateful for the honor of being “Freshly Pressed” yesterday! Thank you, WordPress! And a big welcome, new visitors! I’m thrilled you’re here and appreciate your comments! : )

To answer some of your great questions….

The sun on the Alps was definitely intense while glaring off the snow! This was something our coordinators had luckily given us the heads up about: bring sunglasses and plenty of sunblock. So I had on tons of sunscreen and fortunately didn’t get burned. It was so bright though – I was squinting even behind my sunglasses!

a big backyard.

Sledding down for 5 miles wasn’t too scary, although you definitely needed to stay on the course and slow down for the turns! To hit the brakes, we just dug our feet down into the snow and it would slow us down.  That made our feet and pants get covered with snow and totally wet by the time we got to the bottom.

road to the swiss alps.

It was really a can’t-miss experience! Such a fun day, and it was even more awesome than I could ever have anticipated!

This week, I’ll be posting about German recycling (procedure = super precise, sort of intimidating), our daily open-air market in Freiburg (beautiful and delicious!), and my field trip underground.. inside the Schauinsland silver mines.

And this weekend, I’ll be hopping the border into France — can’t wait to see France for the first time and share it here!

3 responses to “Freshly Pressed?!”

  1. Kate! I have been reading your blog since you left, but haven’t commented yet…

    It looks like you’re having an amazing time- can you say jealous? 😉 You’re making me miss the Schwarzwald too much. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous though, so I am living vicariously through you at the moment!

    I can’t wait to read and see more from you! Have you gotten the giant ice cream cones yet? HAHAHA. Have a great time putting your brilliant French to use! Do you know what city/ies you will be visiting?

    We must Skype soon! (And not just say “we must skype soon!” ;D) Miss ya!

    • In France, I’ll be visiting Paris, Strasbourg, and Colmar this semester! I can’t wait! 😀

      And I cannot find those giant ice cream cones!! I’ve been looking everywhere! When I get my hands on one, you’ll be the first to hear about it! ; D

      miss you too!

  2. can’t wait to hear about the recycling. America really has no idea what we are leaving in the world.

    and to Kate the Great, keep kicking butt!