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8 januari 2015
4 months in America
Sorry that this story is a little bit late but I wanted to wait after Christmas and New Years Eve because than I can tell also about that how that was here to celebrate it in a american way.
I'm here in America for now 4 months.
my last blog story was 2 months ago so I did a lot of things between than and now.
I went to a College basketball game form Pittsburgh with Trevor, it was really nice to see it.
THANKSGIVING (November 27, 2014)
It is really something from America so for me was it more excited to celebrate it because it is an American thing.
We ate and are together with family or friends and have fun and a nice evening.
The Celebration is because the Pelgrims and American Indians they don't get along with each other and one of the American Indians decide to just get friends with each other and have a meal to celebrate that the American Indians and The Pelgrims are friends and be thankful for everything what they have.
My Thanksgiving was that we ate with the family and friends and we had a nice evening, I liked that just to be with each other and celebrate it and have fun.
My host family they cooked really good for Thanksgiving, The Thanksgiving dinner was Turkey and Mash potatoes and stuffing and more what some people just bring and desserts like pumpkin role, I really liked it.
BLACK FRIDAY (November 28, 2014)
After Thanksgiving day is Black Friday that is a day that almost everything is in big sale and a lot of people they come to America for to do shopping. Sometimes it is so crazy that people fight for the last product. This year began Black Friday already at Thanksgiving Evening so it was not so busy because the time that you can go shopping is spread out of more than one hole day.
I went also Black Friday shopping it was nice to see how cheap it was sometimes, I went Thursday evening and Friday almost hole the day
ARIZONA (December 17, 2014 until December 23, 2014)
I went with my basketball team to Phoenix in Arizona that's on the left side in America.
So we went with the airplane it was like 4 hours flew.
it was really fun and nice. We went to the Zoo and we visit a few mountains, we visited not the moraine mountain because it was to far from us like 4 hours. We visited other mountains they are not really populair. but the names are: Camelback and south mountain.
We went there for the Nike tournament there were around 85 or more teams so it was from a lot of states in America. It was really nice to see an hole another place in America and to see that it is so different than Pennsylvania. It was a lot of sand, palmtrees, mountains, warmer weather.
I have also a few pictures what I made in Arizona you can see them by the pictures.
CHRISTMAS BREAK from school (December 24 until January 5)
I still had basketball every day only a few days off for the celebrations. I did a few things in the Christmas break went to the Cinema with friends and went with my host brother ice skating in Pittsburgh and my host father let me drove on his old Tractor because he really wanted that I learn it and I did it and I did more..
CHRISTMAS EVE I went to my host fathers sister house and we celebrate there christmas with the family from my host fathers side and we ate a dinner there. we had stuffing, pork, rice and vegetables. In the evening we went to my neighbors they are family from my host family and stayed for a little bit and after that we went to the midnight church it was nice.
CHRISTMAS DAY we went to a aunt of the family and we celebrate it there with a delicious meal (mash potatoes, ham, turkey, stuffing, vegetables, and pie&cookies. We played boardgames and card games.
It was a nice christmas and it was fun.
NEW YEARS EVE
We had at my hostfamily's house a party and family and friends came, we had nice dinner sourcraut and pork, hotdog and a lot of snacks. We played card games and board games. It was fun and nice. We watched the telvision like the same as in the Netherlands and counting off and give everybody a hug and say "happy new year" but what a little bit different is in the Netherlands the most people have fireworks but here is it not really a big deal at new year firework but they do that at July 4th than they celebrate America and more people are doing fireworks.
School began's at January 5.
Monday was my first schoolday after the break and we had a 2 hours delay because it was to dangerous at the road to drive on the roads.
Today January 8 the school was cancelled because it was to cold to wait on the road for the schoolbus.
Today I have a basketball game a home game and I hope we win.
This is gonna be my last month basketball because in February is it finished. I still play almost every day basketball or practice or games and I still like it. Maybe we play a little bit longer in February because maybe we make the play offs but we don't know yet.
I hope everybody had a nice holiday and celebrations!
I hope 2015 is gonna be a nice year for everybody.
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8 januari 2015 19:27 | Door: Chloé
Hartstikke leuk verhaal Nienk! Ik heb geen Facebook meer, dus ik ben blij dat ik via deze weg nog op de hoogte blijf van je avonturen:) xxx
15 januari 2015 15:09 | Door: Maaike
Hi Nienke! Wat leuk om zo'n mooi en lang verhaal van je te lezen! Ik hoor van papa en mama wel veel van wat je meemaakt, maar natuurlijk veel leuker alles van jou zelf te horen (sorry, papa en mama!).
I have to say that your English improved a lot since you've been in the US! Really lovely to see all your photos. You seem to have made some very nice friends. One photo really made me laugh. :) Wel bijzonder dat je nu kids van zoveel verschillende delen van Amerika hebt kunnen ontmoeten. Dat hotel waar jullie zaten ziet er fantastisch uit.
Wat jammer voor je dat de basketbal nog maar tot februari duurt.
Ook leuk dat je nu Thanksgiving en Black Friday hebt meegemaakt. En ja, grappig dat ze in Amerika met Oud en Nieuw niet aan vuurwerk doen; hier is er weer voor 65 miljoen (!) de lucht in geknald. Maar wij hebben natuurlijk geen 4 July.
Heb een fantastisch mooi jaar, geniet met volle teugen en ik wens je ontzettend veel succes met school en sport. Veel liefs van Maaike