Going to a base ball stadium and watching a game was a really fun experience and one in a life time. Seeing NYC at night was a beautiful sight and also seeing the place where 9 11 happened. The world trade center and the empire state building are the highest buildings in America. The statue of liberty is smaller than I expected but still beautiful. America was a once in a life time holiday!
I didn’t enjoy
One of the best parts of my trip was meeting and making new friends. Like the Millers who lived just outside of Rochester, were nice people. The rollercoaster’s at a six flag theme park were also fun and also the travelling part of our trip. The skiing at Bristol Mountain was very fun as well except for the second last day which on the last slope, which was a double black diamond, (the hardest kind of slope), I fell and bruised my knee and wasn’t able to ski any more so I missed a day.
My brothers and I went to a baseball game with my dad’s friend who lived just outside of New York and that was an amazing experience. I think our whole trip to America was fun, exiting and new and I already miss all my new friends that I made.
America was all that I hoped it would be and more! It was an amazing experince and I really feel that, as a family, we learnt a great deal about life and people, we came away inspired and had a once in a life time experience that will be treasured for all our days. We will hold many memories, especially memories of the special people whom we met and the friendships we made.
One of the treasures of having our children at home, is that we can experience life with them, without having a restrictive time limit. We can provide them with opportunities to experience life and other cultures under our guidance and discipleship. Phil and I can teach them about life from a biblical perspective, helping them to accept different ways or cultures of other people, accepting that other cultures "DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY," having an understanding that we are all individuals, created by God, having different gifts and talents but God has the same purpose for all of us. And that is to give Him the glory in everything that we do! This is not always easy to live out as we so often fail (we all fall short) but through God`s grace, we persevere and try to live out His principles in our lives as best we can, trying to bless people along the way.
So, as we settle back into African life, we thank God for an amazing adventure, for protecting us along the way, for providing places to stay and new friends to meet, for inspiring us to pursue the things of God, for reminding us that life is about blessing others and for his constant love, care and guidance in our lives.
We drove 20,000 km, on the wrong side of the road from the wrong side of the car and I didn`t even kill anyone (or not that I know of) with "Tom" giving me instructions, even through Manhatten, N.Y city, downtown Torronto and the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania! I was really pleased that I didnt have Mandi giving me directions from a map! The closest we got to dying was on the roller coaster!
What I enjoyed most about America, were the friendly people and going to a baseball game. We all had a great time!