This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
Today was the last day with classes. Vi had 6 hours of First Aid/CPR/AED with the American Red Cross. I learned a lot, for example that Americans are very afraid of germs, and want us to call 911 like all the time. I feel safe, having upgraded my skills with this, but I really, really hope that I won’t have to use them this year!
Breakfast was good today, they served french toasts. And I tried the sweet and colorful Cheerios. It was good, but I don’t want to think how much sugar it was in them.
Lunch consisted of a lunch box with a sandwich, a bag och chips and an apple. I am glad we don’t have to eat this bad food anymore. They teach us how important it is with nutrition and healthy food, and they serve us this?
At 2:20pm the bus went from campus in Oakland, Long Island to New York City. Everyone was really excited! When we got to Manhattan, our guide went on the bus and started talking. He talked about buildings, famous people and le tus off the bus now and then to take pictures! He let us walk a little in Central Park, down by the Hudson River looking at the tiny Staty of Liberty, he let us take gorilla photos of the new World Trade Center (as a nearly graduated building and civil engineer, I wished that I could be on that project, that would have been the most awesome thing ever!), and of course Time Square! Oh, gorilla photo apparently is when you run off the bus, take a quick photo, and then run back to the bys.
In our freetime most of us went to Rockefeller to look out over New York in the dark. That was amazing! The pictures aren’t that good, but I will always have the memory of the fantastic view. It was so amazing and beautiful!
For the first time since I got here, I really felt that I was here! On the school it has felt like I was on a girls boarding school. But to see New York, yeah, I totally am in the United States of America! I mean, Time Square, SERIOUSLY?!
I was speechless most of the time and I think I walked with my mouth wide open in awe all afternoon/evening! It was so big, I’ve never seen anything like it. It was kind of overwhelming. I have to go back there!!