Since my American hostsister lives in Northwest Indiana, me and my host family visited her and her husband during Fallbreak, and we had a blast!!
Sunday: medieval times.
We arrived Saturday night after a long drive so we were super tired, but we went to bed and the next morning we woke up and got ready for Sunday’s program. My host parents wanted to take us to Illinois, for something called Medievaltimes. Medieval times is a big event where you sit in a big arena, while knights fight against each other and you get served food. It was very fun, and our green knight even gave me and Carmen a flower!
Monday: Lighthouse Mall
Monday, Genise (my host sister) took me and Carmen to a huge outlet mall, called the Lighthouse mall. It was heaven for me and Carmen, since we really needed clothes and there was sooo many awesome stores. After a ton of shopping we headed home and stopped at this big barn that was all decorated for halloween. We bought cinnamon-apple and pumpkin donuts, and headed home after a long, but fun day.
Tuesday was Chicago day! We woke up early and drove to the train station, where we were going to take the train to Chicago from. The train took us to Millennium Park, where we saw the Bean, and took many awesome pics. After that we made our way down to the 7 floored Macy’s, which was really cool and very American since it already was decorated for Christmas. After Macy’s we headed toward the Willis Tower, we had lunch at potbelly, and after that we went up in the tower, which was absolutely beautiful! We took an Uber to Navy Pier, and went up in the Ferris wheel. We walked towards the train station and took the train home. We decided to go to this American Diner called Shoops, where we had the most amazing burger and shakes, and after dinner we went to a huge candy factory called Albaneese, where we mixed some candy, and we went home and went straight to bed!
Schoops and Albaneese Candy factory.
Wednesday Genise took us to something called Shipshewana. Shipshewana is Amish Country where they have a ton of shops with Amish made things. It was very interesting to see and we saw many Amish people too! That night our hostmom drove us a trip around Portage, which is the town she grow up in, and lived in before they moved to Alabama.
On Thursday we had a more relaxed day. We went to the local mall and had a hunt for Halloween costumes. We did a ton of shopping and had an amazing dessert at a place called cinnabun. At around 4 o clock Genise drove us to our host dad’s daughter who lives in the same town. We had dinner with her and her husband and stayed there over night.
Friday: Trunk or treat.
Friday was an awesome day! We drove back to Genise’s house and got ready for this event called ‘trunk or treat’. It was a big Halloween event where all the kids dressed up and went around to all these different places to trick or treat. It was super fun and me and Carmen both trick or treated and also handed out candy to all the cute children! After the event we went to Chipotle and had dinner, and after that we went to this amazing cupcake store, with the most creative and awesome cupcakes!! We drove home and ate our cupcakes while watching the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus.
Saturday: going home and St. Louis
Early Saturday morning we headed home and our plan was to stop at St. Louis, in Missouri and there we saw the Gateway Arch which was incredibly Beautiful! That night we arrived in Alabama around 10.30pm that night and I was super exhausted but still so amazed by such a great fall break!