This post is about the first few days (so actually from Aug 13th till August 15th and a little bit about the flights)!
What I forgot so mention was that I read my Abschiedsbuch/Return back book on the flight to New York! The girl who sat next to me read letters from her family and friends as well so I thought it would be a good time to do it (even though I didn’t want to read it in then plane – me and resolutions HAHA XD). I thought that these pages would make me sad and that I want to take the next flight back when I read them, but it happend to be a little bit diffrent…When I started reading it I smiled the whole time and when it came to my friends I started laughing so hard- the girls next to me started looking a little bit confused! The things that stood in that book were so sweet and I could not resist to start smiling. In some of the texts they told me about my character and in others they mentioned things we did together and there were a lot of funny photos in it!!! When it came to the page of my sister I started crying too- so I was crying and laughing at the same time – it must have been this moment that everybody in the plane knew I was insane, but hey, that’s what I am XD
I wanted to thank everybody who took the time to write in my book and made me smile, love you guys!!!
Soooo now I come to the first days in my Hostfamily!!!
As I already said in my New York OC post my first flight was to Atlanta where I had to change the plane. I was really lucky because till that point I had two friendly accompaniments who flew with me and made me calm down. One of them even flew with me to Oklahoma! Unfortunately our 2nd plane was a little bit too late (25min), but we survived it! When we arrived I was so excited and I couldn’t wait to see my hostfamily. So I was freaking out while she told me that we still got time and that I should calm down. I remember that I stood on the moving stairs, jumping, and when I came down I saw that my hostfamily was already standing there-emberrasing. (I didn’t know that in the US the baggage claim is not in the “gated area” anymore. Everybody can come there… I’m pretty sure it is diffrent in Germany).
My hostparents and the father of my hostdad came and picked me up. We drove to a Texas Steakhouse in Oklahoma City. When we came in I was confused about the floor – it seemed like somebody put some bark mulch on the ground, but I didn’t said anything to that. We asked a waitress for a table for 4 and got a thing which would blink when there is a free table. We went back outside and sat down. During that time and the time in the car it felt like I knew them for a while and not just from now (and a few hours of Skype). I liked that feeling.
When the thing blinked we took a seat and I finally got to know what that stuff on the ground had been – peanut shells! We ate some fried pickles and some really good steaks and then we drove home.
The next day we went to my school and I filled out some papers and elected my subjet(Unfortunately there hadn’t been many choices left). So my Schedule will look like this: Algebra II, English II, US History, Biology, Lunch, Computer Education and Volleyball (if I make it in the team… It is up to the coach if I have to show my skills (which don’t exist) or if I can be in the team just so. I hope I don’t have to make a try out 🙂
After school my area rep came around (he is the brother of my hostmum so he stayed at us a little longer :)) and then both sons came around (+the family of the older one, which has an exchange student as well. She is from Italy and really nice) and we just sat together and talked. In the evening the grandchildren came over and we baked something out of the book I gave them as a hospiality present(without eggs which the kids found really strange but they had to admit that the biscuits were nice) and we played a game I used to play with my grandparents named chocolate whitch. We had a lot of fun but on the end of the day I was really tired.
Today I stayed at home alone, because my hostparents had to work. I watched some Netflix and Youtube and took care of the dog because he was a little bit ill. It was good to have some time for myself and to chill out, but if something happened or if I got tired of being alone I could have gone to the son(who has an exchange student aswell).
I am so happy with my hostfamily and they are all very, very friendly… Well thanks Into and ISE for finding such a great family for me!!!
See you soon,