Dear Family and Friends,
we wish you a Happy 4th of July from the old world!
We spent a lovely afternoon on the grounds of the Castle Linn in Krefeld
(here is a link: http://travelinos.com/castles/n22-20344-Linn_Castle),
visiting the castle and celebrating the day by dressing in blue, white
and red (including many of the host-parents and host-siblings), eating a
gigantic buffet with lots of German and American dishes, playing
football, and generally having a lot of fun. We had our big,
one-time-only exception to rule #1 (Don't Speak English!) by singing the
national anthem of the United States of America, and I must say, we did
a pretty good job at it, too! One of our host-mothers took great
pictures, and so here it is: Happy 4th of July!