Hello Gentle Readers,
It has been 9 days since I arrived in the States and so much stuff has happened since but in this blog post I'm just going to write about two things. The Seattle trip and C.O.R.E. because those two events were the most fun and I also don't want to bore you guys with every little detail that happened this week. So here we go.
We started the Seattle trip in Alki Beach. A beautiful beach across from the actual city with an amazing skyline. After taking a lot of pictures there it was time to get back in the bus and drive to the city. The first thing we did was to walk to the German store and it felt almost as home away from home (Almost but close enough) After eating the best German sandwich I've ever had we walked with a group to Pike's place. I really liked it there. There were people playing music everywhere, cute little shops, people trowing with fish, and amazing food. What more does a girl need? Then we walked to the Seattle library. The view there was amazing and they had cool collections of old newspapers dating back till at least 30 years. We sprinted back to the bus and drove to the international district (which wasn't really necessary because it was at a 5 minute walking distance from the library.) Anyhow, feeling adventurous, a boy from Sweden and myself walked to the tallest building in Seattle and tried to get as far up as possible, which wasn't really hard at all because you just needed to pay 9 dollars to get up to the 73th floor. Once we got there we were amazed by the view. Space Needle looked like a joke compared to the building we were in. After walking back to the bus stop in the international district I decided to buy something to drink from the Chinese supermarket. Guys, one tip. Don't EVER buy funny looking drinks that cost 44 cent only. It will give you little seizures for about a good 10 minutes.
Overall it was a really fun trip but waaaay too short. Good thing I live close by.
Core is an overnight camping trip for the international students. You can do kayaking, (we call it canoeing but hey whatever floats your boat.(Get it, floats your boat? Never mind ) You can also play paintball, do archery, go horseback riding. It's a really fun experience.
After arriving at the ranch we ate lunch and got our room assignments. Then everyone sprinted back to the main hall to get a ticket for one of the three most popular activities and lucky me, I got the last ticket for paintball that afternoon. Because we had some time to kill we went canoeing and it was actually really funny. After that we played volleyball, or at least we attempted to.
Paintball was fun but I expected more but that's okay. Dinner was actually really good, we had penne and meatballs and the best bread I've ever tasted.
The next activity was a rodeo and I expected a real rodeo show but in reality we had to play several games and the games were really funny. I participated in every game together with two other guys and we did good. I'll post some video's and photos of it later. Next up was the camp fire and it was exactly like a campfire you see in every typical American movie. We had s'mores, there was music and we even had a confession round with some of the confession being really funny and some confessions being really lame.
The last thing on the agenda for the day was the dance party which was kind of awkward for most of the people who aren't used to go dancing without a particular kind of beverage. (Wink)
We had fun anyway.
The next day consisted of doing more activities and eating more food and then it was time to go back to Green river.
What I really liked about this week is meeting people from all over the world and learning about different cultures. I also liked that we can all have different opinions about things or have different believes and a different perspective of the world but at the end of the day we all go home as friends.
You can see the pictures in my gallery.
Hello Gentle Readers!
If you read this it means that I arrived safely in the United States of America.
Here is a summary of how I got there.
After arriving at the Frankfurt Airport it was time to check in en drop of my luggage. I had a little bit of time left before I had to board so before the final ( It's only a year folks!) goodbye we ate and drank something and then it was time to leave.
I was seated next to a friendly German lady who was visiting her daughter and grandchild. We had a bit of a language barrier because she could only speak a little bit of English and I could only speak a little bit of German but we made it work. After a long flight, in which I didn't get much sleep, I arrived at Seattle airport. I got my suitcase and I walked to the baggage claim area to wait for my pick up. Once I got there I met two people from Sweden who were also on the same flight as me. We had to wait a little while because there was some confusion but once that got cleared out it was time to go to GRCC. In true American style we climbed (yes climbed) in a gigantic white pick up truck and drove to GRCC. When we got there we were immediately welcomed by a bunch of friendly faces who showed us the way to our rooms.
And that's basically how my day went.
I hope you enjoyed reading this, if not well that sucks for you. (Just kidding..No I'm not)
I'm going to get some sleep now.