So my first souvenir was from Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle (near Melun, France), and I got it during the #AYCFrance trip last summer.
Vaux-le-Vicomte is a castle with big gardens, a dungeon (which was spooky) and big rooms with big beds. The gardens were filled with sculptures, including lions, and some little water pools (but not for swimming). The reason the dungeon was spooky was because there was a dummy chained up in there with an iron mask (like a helmet with holes for the eyes and mouth).
AYC is a trip that Christian young people sign up for and go to different parts of the world to preach to other churches and to see different stuff. I was part of the trip because we became AIMers to France and we were the tour guides for the group, wherever they went.
My favorite part of the AYC trip was our trip to Disneyland Paris. At first I stayed with my parents then we met some of the AYCers and I stuck with them for the rest of the day.
It looks like a little knife, and that’s what I thought it was, at first. Actually, it is a letter opener.
When I got this “knife” I thought it would be something that would be cool to have and to look at. But I have also used it for opening my birthday cards, Christmas cards and cards from our church back home and other churches too.
Ever since I got that, I have gotten a lot more souvenirs. So, you’ll have to come back and check for new stories about my other souvenirs.
That’s pretty much all I have to say about my first souvenir.