On the day Cobb informed me that I was selected to join the Normandy Experience I immediately began during research on places I would like to see. On the VERY FIRST evening I began searching, Mont St. Michel was NUMBER ONE on my list - this occurred in OCTOBER of last year. I fell in LOVE immediately! I remember going to Cobb's office the next day to ask him if it would be possible to add it to our itinerary, he said maybe. From that day forth I began the Mont St. Michel Campaign. I was determined to get to that big slap of rock with an amazing Abbaye on top. Needless to say, after endless begging, a slight bit of bugging, and a vote from the group as a whole-I won a trip to my dream destination.
Honestly, I knew by the pictures that it looked spectacular, but we all know that pictures can be deceiving. People, let me tell you - the pictures do not lie! Mont St. Michel was all that and a bag of kabob flavored chips! I think I almost had an anxiety attack! I could not BELIEVE I was finally there and that it was as fabulous as I had conjured up in my head. I have NEVER seen anything quite like it OR felt so overwhelmed with a sense of awe. Even the climb to the top - 912,000 steep stone steps (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration of the number of steps, but not by much) was exciting. Around every turn was another spectacular view. I took over 300 pictures (and THAT IS NOT an exaggeration) and I still feel like I failed to capture everything I wanted to.
Finally, Cobb forced me to say goodbye, saying that we had other things to see in France... WHATEVER! :) Alas, I reluctantly blew Mont St. Michel a big kiss and promised him I would be back again.
MY FAVORITE DAY SO FAR!