, Parties, and News
We had orientation at Andra's house in Copperas Cove. We reviewed all the rules,
found out what was expected locally from us, and what we could expect from our
year in the United States. Following the orientation Andra had a big barbecue
and swim party. This was a great way for all of us to get to know each other
and the other host families. Everyone had a great time. We felt secure in the
fact that we would have someone to come to all year for our needs. We were also
excited about the plans for future trips and parties with Andra and Natalie.
SAN ANTONIO TRIP
DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2002 THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2002
There were twenty-six of us as we left in five vans to San Antonio. Mama Williams
had the trip very organized and she had her checklist! Our chaperones were Mama
Williams, Josh Reichert, Natalie Reichert (coordinator), Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Hollister (Gabriel's host parents), Bea Neely (Radee's host Mom), and Cynthia
Kalati (host Mom of Emin). Mama Williams had us covered, everyone was very nice.
Some of the students choose to go to six flags and others to the river walk
and Alamo. Of course the six flags group had a great time on all the rides to
include the roller coasters. The lines actually were not bad on that Saturday.
The group that went to the Alamo and river walk had a great time. First,was
a great Mexican food lunch. As we arrived at the Alamo there were reenactments
in progress. We made lots of pictures with the people from past history.Next
we viewed all the old tools that were used in that era to include the Dental
instruments, they were scary. Then we went to the IMAX theater and saw the haunted
house in three D, it was awesome. The only person that got scared was Andra
but David reassured her and she had a great time. Next was shopping in the mall
and buying CD's. Then we headed to a free concert in the Mexican market , it
was great! David really enjoyed the Spanish music, this was great dancing music.
When the six flags group returned we all got together and returned to the river
walk for lots of fun. Twelve of us went into the haunted house and we came out
alive! Mama Williams even went with us. We all headed back to the Marriott River
Center, five star hotel on the river, one half was complimentary of Mama Williams.
The rest of the night was spent in each others rooms talking and watching movies
until 6:00am. Then we slept until 8:45am when we all went to Andra's room for
danish rolls and drinks. Then we headed out of the hotel some to the outlet
mall in San Marcos and some back to the river walk. We met back at the hotel
lobby at 2:00pm. When Mama Williams came in to get us she found most of us asleep
in the lobby chairs. The last group then pulled out to go to the outlet mall.
The trip was great and we were all wishing it could last longer. We are looking
forward to the Dallas trip in the spring.
DATE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 31
PLACE: SEBASTIAN'S HOUSE
We had a great get together for Halloween. Andra rented a van and got Some
other drivers and we headed for Temple. We had two of the directors with us
that were visiting from Germany and Brazil, Andreas and Antonio. Sebastian's
host parents Mr. and Mrs. Hentchal hosted us. We had lots of music, food, dancing,
games, and karaoke. It was a great time and so good to get us all together again.
TALENT SHOW - SLEEP OVER
DATE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th,
Twenty-four of us arrived at Andra's house for a great
night of entertainment. We had lots of talent among us and we were actually
amazed at the levels of musical abilities displayed! There was lots of dancing
going on and it was fun to watch. Next we had pizza, played pool, computer
games, play station, and lots and lots of talking with each other. In fact,
we talked all night and then had donuts and juice for breakfast. We hung
out the rest of the morning and then Andra took us to Jalisco's Mexican
restaurant and treated us to lunch. Then we all went home and slept!
We are having our Christmas party on December 7th at Andra's house. We will
be dancing and singing the night away! Each student will be preparing a dish
of food from their country and bringing it to share with the others for the
dinner. The dance floor is going down for this event!!
Everyone bring your favorite CD's and get ready to boogie!
MAY, 3TH 2003
We leave from Burger King at Cooperas Cove, Saturday 3th at 8:00.
We went over the Grapevine Outlet Mall and had supper at the Rain Forest Cafe.
At the mall everyone split to make their shopping and at 4:30 we met to ckeck into the Hotel.
We had a little time in the Hotel so everybody could get ready and then we ride the Vans and
Cars to Medieval Time. It was too much fun we got the Black and White team and our cheers
were the best, so we won, when the dinner and contest were over at the Medieval Times we
dance a couple songs at the dance floor. Here Chad and J.P. gave us some lessons of dance
and Art surprised us with his dance.
We went back to the Hotel and everyone party and hang out untill next day. The Kids has
a little time to go to the swimming pool at the morning.
We visited the Museum in Honor to John F. Kennedy and we learned about his life and
his assesination. We had free time in Dallas to eat and shop in a little comercial area.
Each one went back to theirs town. After too much fun.
It was one of the last trips and all we have ahead is the farewell dinner that is gonna be the