Second semester is going great so far, and I enjoy all of my classes. They are super interesting and a lot of great people are there too.
Last weekend, Lily invited me to go to Seattle with her and visit her grandparents.
We left Friiday around noon and took the bus to Portland, from there we transferred into a train. The long- distance trains are slower than the ones in Germany, so it took us about 5 hours to get to Seattle. An old friend from Katie picked us up and drove us to Katie's parents house in West- Seattle.
The house is super beautiful. It's at the beach in a nice neighbourhood and the way It is furnished and is very pretty. Lily's grandparents have a pizza- oven, so we had homemade pizza for dinner, which was delicious. I met Lily's aunt and uncle and their partners, and I had to to really get to know her grandparents, which I only met fleeting before. All of them are super nice people.
After dinner Lily and I spent two hours in the hot tub, before we went to bed.
The next morning, Jen, Katie's friend, took us to a bakery to get some breakfast. The bakery won the title "World's Best Bakery" and I must say, it wasn't exaggerated. The food was delicious!
Katie, her sister, her boyfriend and her parents went to a garden show, but Lily and I stayed home, and spent some time in West-Seattle. We went to the beach, Lily showed me the house she grew up in, and we went into some shops and just relaxed. It was a really great day! We bought ice-cream to go and had some time in the hot tub back at the house.
The next morning her grandfather made "Eggs Benedict" which I never had before, but wow, it was so good! Two slices of toasted ciabatta bread, green asparagus, poached eggs and a home made cheese hollandaise. Yumm!
After breakfast, we had to pack our things, and get ready to leave. Lily's grandparents drove us to the train station, and helped us get into the train.
The train ride was long and after I was done doing my homework I slept for a couple hours. The last hour of the train ride, I was so ready to get off of the train and Lily and I just hang into our seats.
Katies boyfriend picked us up and then Lily drove me home. It was such a great weekend, and I was so happy that Katie and Lily wanted me to come with them.
Last Friday we had our last official basketball game of the season, and it was senior night. That means all the Senior players and cheerleaders were presented with their parents. Jim and Christine walked with me, and I couldn't wish for a better escort. Thank you!
I hope all of you enjoyed your time, and you had a great weekend too!
Lots of Love, Malin