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USA represents!?

This week I went into Zoё's class as one of five guest speakers to discuss our home countries.   I spoke to four groups of students for about 10-12 minutes each.  It's funny what you focus on in a short time about such a huge country.  I covered landscapes, sports, animals, people, food, and music.  For all categories I basically said we have a HUGE range and diverse options.   I LOVED talking about the statue of liberty and how she represents the foundation of what USA is.... " Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! "     I am not sure if the majority of Americans still see the USA in this way but it's our history; our foundation.   I often feel that people who don't know the USA (particularly kids) think of it as all Caucasion - so it's great to dispel  these myths.   You wouldn&#

Voli Voli weekend getaway

We had a little getaway to Voli Voli this weekend.  It was everything a weekend getaway should be and more.   Good friends, great talks, beautiful scenery, nice food.   Oh man, I'm going to miss having weekend getaways such as these.  pool time view from villa love these sunset had a latte every morning.   so nice Milla did Andie's hair.   She loved it cannot believe Zoë let Milla do this big spider on my swimmers! pool side lunch afternoon swim Liz's sister, Kate, came along too.   Great to meet her Meke on the beach Yummy breakfast ride home Back to our backyard sunset I seriously don't know if I've ever remembered everything on a trip.  Came home to find our bag of sunscreen left on the bed, right where I left it.   What's wrong with me?!