So far, we’re all still alive! The girls have eaten regular meals (albeit it from restaurants), and thanks to the farmer’s market, we have a quiche for this evening. At the moment, the girls are spending the afternoon hanging out with some of the other exchange students. I took advantage of the alone time to doze on the sofa while watching football.
They are very nice young ladies, pleasant and very interested in learning more about the real America. This part, I’m anxiously eager to show them. I want them to meet lots of “your average American” … from the venders at the farmer’s market to parishioners at church to people in the neighborhood. I want the girls to see we’re all individuals, we’re not lockstep in line with the latest moronic presidential tweet. Granted, I only know one trump supporter, but the world sees enough of the world presented through his myopic eyesight. I want Luisa and Christina to meet real people, as many as possible, and to find out we all want the same things in life … to be happy, to prosper, to help others and – above all – peace.
Tomorrow we’re going to carve pumpkins and visit a nearby plantation. Their presentation of life on a plantation has a special emphasis on the lives of the slaves and is very educational.
During the week, the girls will alternate between attending a local high school and taking trips into DC with the rest of their group. We’ll finish out the visit with Homecoming weekend at the High School, with a parade, pep rally, football game and a dance. That’s about as Americana as it gets! Go Team!!