Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Since I haven't posted in a few days, I have a lot of pictures from different activities. I am posting my favorites of the bunch. Saturday and Sunday were very long but fun days. Saturday we went to Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown, and Sunday was spent in DC looking at monuments. On Monday we went down to Pentagon City Mall to do some shopping and eat dinner, and tonight we did a Washington Post tour and a trip to the Shoppers supermarket. At Shoppers, the students picked out lots of candy, cookies, crackers and chocolate to take home to friends. Some of the boys bought toothbrushes because apparently they are bigger here! For dinner we went to Hard Times Cafe, which is known for their chicken wings. In order to sample them all, we chose to get 120 wings (30 of each 4 types). Celery came with the wings so at least we ate something green! :) At dinner I gave Yoshinori a kiss on the cheek. Everyone went crazy about that, and I ended up with a line of people wanting me to kiss them on the cheek and get a picture of it. I didn't expect it to be such a big deal, but I learned today that in Japan it is not common to kiss on the cheek as a greeting as it is in other countries that I am used to.