Here is what we did over the weekend. Many more truly American experiences!
On Saturday morning we had brunch at my host dad’s restaurant. After that we went to a thrift store where we looked for vintage clothes for affordable prices. In the early afternoon Karina, Millie and I watched a horror movie called Scream. That’s what many Americans do during the week before Halloween. We were really terrified! Later on we went to celebrate Esra’s brithday.
This Sunday I woke up at 8 o’clock, my host family slowly got up at 11:30. After breakfast eat breakfast we left home to visit Stone Mountain Park, a big mountain with some attractions around. Because we were lazy, we took a ropeway to the top, from where you can see most of Georgia. We took many pictures there and finally we hiked down again. In the evening we ate at a restaurant where I finally got my long desired burger.
On Saturday, my exchange student had a football game, so I went over to Lara’s house and we explored the city with her host family. We were in a lot of thriftshops and Halloween shops in which we bought our Halloween costumes. After that, we ate some pizza and went to Ezra’s birthday party.
On Saturday Ian and I went to Lennox Mall, which is a huge shopping mall and it was very cool. In the evening we visited the basketball game Atlanta Hawks against the Chicago Bulls. Sad as the Hawks lost but the game was great! On Sunday, together with Ian’s sister and friends, we spent the day to Six Flags, a theme park as large as the Europapark. There we met Lara and her exchange student. We rode different roller coasters, but for each roller coaster we had to wait a long time. It was a lot of fun. When everyone was tired, we went home and enjoyed the evening.
On Saturday evening Willow, Willow’s little brother, his friend and me held a Babysitting Party with Halloween Costumes and Spooky Movies wich was a little bit chaotic but super fun. We were babysitting the children of parents who were going to an adult-only party in our neighnorhood and prepared cupcakes, cookies, vegetables and pizza. The next day Willow’s dad, Willow and I went to her soccer game while her little brother Everett and her Mom went to his soccer game.
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On Saturday Lea, my host family and I went shopping. We were in many Halloween shops and I bought a costume. After that we went to a restaurant and ate pizza. It was very good. Then we drove to a thrift shop and I bought two pairs of jeans and one sweatshirt for 15$. In the evening we were at Esra’s party. On Sunday we went to Six Flags and it was amazing.
I came back from the sleepover and took a shower to get the smoke from the firepit out of my hair. After that Luna and I spent the whole day in the mall with Anna, Esra and their exchange partners.I bought some souvenirs and a jacket and after that Luna, me and our exchange-partners returned home to get ready for a Halloween family tradition. We went to their friends’ house to prepare a dance which we performed on the street. It was a really funny evening and I fell asleep really fast.
On Sunday the weather was really good and the sun was shining. At first we went the the farmers’ market and tean we went to the zoo, where I liked the elefants best. At 2pm we had lunch and got ready for Six Flags, which was an unforgettable experience. We stayed there until the evening and after we had dinner we went home in order to get some sleep. It was a very special day!
At Saturday in the morning I went to my host brother’s ice hockey match. After that Olivia, her Mom and me drove to Buckhead for watching the typical big American houses and we rented scooters in order to drive to Piedemont Park and Midtown Atlanta.
In the evening we organized a bonfire for all exchange students. On Sunday we visited the Lenox Square Mall and Olivia’s Dad for dinner.
Today it was my 16th birthday.
We met at Olivia’s house and had a bonfire, where also adults from this neighborhood celebrated with us. They made me a great cake and we had a nice evening with all exchange students. On Sunday we went to Target and bought things for our Halloween costumes
On Saturday we first went to the Squash Blossom Boutique which is the shop of Sadira’s mom. It was interesting to see what people can do by hand. After that we went to the mall. I was very impressed of how big it was. At 5pm we drove to Six Flags. Unfortunately we could only drive 4 rides, because there were a lot of people nevertheless we had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it.
On Sunday we had to wake up early, because It took us an hour to go ziplining. We had a lot of fun but after that we were all exhausted and tired, so I went to bed earlier. Additionally we went to a bridge on Saturday night where we could see downtown at night and the next day we we went there again to see downtown at sunset. It was really beautiful.