Sunday Funday

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Today was the last day of the weekend and I could sleep a bit longer than usually. I woke up at 9 am.

Because we did lots of things yesterday, for example visit the Mall of America or go to the largest candy store in Minnesota, today was more of a relaxed and calm day.

For breakfast we had a Butter Braid, which is a pastry dough wrapped around fruit and other edible fillings. Ours was filled with strawberries. It tasted really good and my exchange student told me that these are often used as fundraisers.

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After breakfast my host family wanted to go to church and I went with them to have a new experience of their church here. The mother told me that they are going to a Baptism church, called “Friendship church”. It was very different than our church but also very interesting to see it. At the church my exchange student, Leo, helps with the nursery for the children while the church is going.

When we came home the father started preparing the food. We had hot dogs from the grill. They tasted very good. While eating we watched some football because the father is a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and I also like football. Luckily the Vikings won over the Eagles with 38-20.

After dinner we played a strategy game called “The Settlers of Catan”. My host family really loves it and I already knew the rules because I play it also often with my family in Germany.

Later I played some football with Leo and the father outside in the front yard. But it was very cold so we did not play long, although it was fun.

In the evening Leo had to go to church again but I did not have to come with him so I played another game called “Ticket to Ride” with the father and the mother.

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It is also a strategy game where you have to build railways across Northern America by drawing cards. And for every train part you get points. The player with the most points wins. Unfortunately I lost but I played good for the first time.

Although it was more of a chill day I had lots of fun today playing games and watching football.

~Clemens Schwartzmanns