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Reisverslag Second week in Bellingham.
18 april 2014
Second week in Bellingham.
Hereby my newest update from last week’s activities. As usual the week started with Monday, quite obvious though. That day we visited the Northwest Indian College and Lummi Reservation, real Indians! And no, no Pocahontas lookalikes, the people living in the reservation are quite modern and civilized nowadays so that means no Tipi’s, bonfires and racoons wandering around. We got a Tour around their campus and were driven through the reservation. Beforehand the guide, real tribe member, told us a bit more about their history and life an source of income nowadays. After our tour it was time to head back home where I intended to do some school-stuff, which I practically put all my free time into . However, my bed looked sooo super attractive, that I just had to lay down for just a bit. But yeah that “bit” turned out in a super long powernap, so no school-stuff that day.
Tuesday was lecture day, American road trip, Pacific Northwest History and an optional class, American Sign Language which was pretty silent. Though I couldn’t understand a thing they were “saying”, it was pretty interesting. It was very interactive and communicative teaching all the time. What really struck me was the fact that I realised how difficult communication actually is when you don’t speak the same language.
Birthday-Day! What you’d probably already noticed was that I got really spoiled last Wednesday morning, donuts for breakfast and not just one or two, but a whole box full, 10 to be exact. Of course I didn’t ate them al but sliced them up to bring to school and share with my “American Road Trip” buddies. The rest of the day I spoiled by writing summaries, reports and stuff that’s not interesting to share. Oh yeah, we had this bonfire with Gabi at her host-family’s place which was awesome! We had so much fun and laughter, definitely worthwhile doing over.
And then today….. Trip to Mount Baker, or let me put it this way, Mount Baker ski-area, since the “mountain” wasn’t near at all. But that didn’t wiped away the fun, and boy we had some fun! I never experienced sledding as this much fun and hard work! Sliding down is fun and easy, the walking back up was quite hard work as the snow was so high and deep, but we all made it back home :D.
These past few days were fun and interesting. The weekend is heading and after that, the countdown begins.
I’m putting it to an end guys, shared it all. I’ll keep you posted!
18 april 2014 10:38 | Door: Jouw opa Steffen v.d.Berg
Wij hebben je reisverslagen gelezen, wat een leuke afwisselende reis! Alsnog proficiat met je verjaardag Inger! We hebben aan je gedacht! We zullen ook weer blij zijn je in levende lijve terug te zien. Misschien heb je het al van je moeder gehoord, maar wij zijn niet naar Frankrijk gegaan, we zitten in Zeeland, op Walcheren. We hebben mooi weer, en we fietsen er op los.
Vandaag naar Middelburg, ook eens even kijken!
We zijn benieuwd naar je verhalen, je Engels zal wel heel goed zijn, nu, na zo 'n reis!
Geniet nog Inger de laatste week in de V.S.! Heel veel liefs van opa en Truus.