Cali we are coming!!!
On Friday December 16th we flew to Lake Tahoe in California. When we landed in Reno, Nevada we were freezing. I did not bring any winter clothes to Hawaii. The landscape and just everything is so different than Hawaii. Lake Tahoe had snow and it was freezing. Saturday we visited a victorian christmas market in Nevada City. The market was cool I especially liked the city with the houses and stuff but nothing to compare to our christmas markets in Switzerland. During out time at Lake Tahoe we went skiing three times one day was amazing because it there was a lot of fresh and powdery snow I loved it. The vies and the ski resorts are amazing and so beautiful. We flew back to Hawaii on January 31 and spent New Year at home watching fireworks in shorts and t-shirts.
On December 24th we were on our skies the whole day and had lobster for dinner because it was Jason's (my host uncle) birthday. In the United States people don't really celebrate on the 24th. So in the morning of the 25th, still in pajamas we unpacked our gifts that were under the christmas tree since we arrived in California after we had a christmas breakfast with self made waffles. It was a totally different christmas compared to Switzerland but I loved it and I will never forget that christmas. Before we arrived in Cali I was not in Christmas mood because it is summer in Hawaii and that felt so weird especially when I saw the christmas decorated houses.
New Year and one more week christmas break
Back in Hawaii I had one more week no school, I have to say I liked this three week break. I went to the beach with Janne three times and I went hiking with Maria, Mrs. Keefer(my local coordinator) and her kids. It was a lot of climbing involved more than walking. The waterfall at the end was totally worth it.