Today was an awesome day. It kinda feels like we have been here longer than 36 hours, but we haven't! It's just been a long two days :)
So I got up this morning and had breakfast, a piece of bread with nutella and a banana. Janine and Anja bought me my own jar of nutella after seeing the picture of me and little brother John holding one from our trip here for Christmas 2011. Then once we were all ready, we walked to PH. It is a short walk, no more than 10 minutes when you walk slow. It feels like the same distance as it was from Niemeyer to Mackinac hall for all you GVSU readers. Once at PH I met up with the group and we headed to a classroom. There we met Frau Becker who gave a quick presentation on the school and such. They have an early childhood education degree. Might be something to look into :) From there we filled out some paperwork with Sabrina (a PH student and our tour guide for the day), got our bus passes, and took a campus tour. The campus is small, 2 buildings plus a cafeteria (Mensa), a sporthaal (a small athletic building), tennis/soccer court, sand volleyball court, and a track, yet it is still gorgeous in its own way.
From there we went to the Mensa for lunch. Oh man oh man oh man was it delicious! There were so many options, and they were probably all way better for you than anything on campus back home. There were sandwiches up the wazoo, salads, soup, pasta, meat, potatoes, sweets, yogurts, drinks. It was sooooooo good! Angela and I were astonished. And it was super cheap! Even better! Not the ridiculous prices we pay at GV!
After lunch we went into the city. We
The alter was what caught my eye though. The cross cut out is what made it for me. I love it :)
Once the group came back together, we were able to go off on our own and explore. We stayed together as a group and decided to go get drinks to celebrate Kyle's birthday, our arrival in Germany and to just have some good beer!
Eventually we all went home to our guest families. Janine, Anja and I went grocery shopping. We got some fruit, vegetables, Apfelschörle (my favorite!!) and other things. Janine showed me this children's yogurt that you can put a stick in a freeze to make popsicles. Anja rolled her eyes asking how old we were. I responded with 2 and Janine with 5 :) We bought a sim card so hopefully I can use Janine's old pink razor soon.
When we got home I got to skype with my parents, and Ali and Hannah. A perfect end to a great day!
Good night Germany! Good night America!
Lots of love from Schwäbisch Gmünd!