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Thursday was a normal day of school, I had classes and practise afterwards. After practise my friend Erika picked Belle and I up and we went to Bernheim forest to eat, mostly, get eaten by mosquitoes and talk to stoned people. Let me tell you, it was an interesting experience ahah! But I loved it, land I love those girls, they're hilarious! After all that we went to the 6pm outlet here in Shepherdsville and tried on some prom dresses - please don't judge us - it was super fun!
Friday was the first home game of the season for our football team - go Cougars!! We played Spencer County and won! Yay! before the game, me and three of my friends went to a Mexican restaurant in my town called El Tarasco. We ate alooooot and ended up with huge food babies ahah! The first picture is Kelsey and Charity with their fried ice cream ahahaha! Please excuse our sweaty clothes and faces, we came straight from practise hihi :)
Faythe and I
Please acknowledge my huge food baby, I am not prud to say... that I am proud of it ahahahah!
Saturday was another fun day! I started out with practise, as usuallll, we ran by the Jim Beam factory on the hike & bike trail, and I loved that trail! It was so much fun! Here's some pictures were I look absolutely crazy, but you know what... I have embraced it....
That evening my host family and I went to my host mums brothers wedding. It was on a horse farm in Louisville, and It was so pretty!
That's about it for now, have a great week y'all!
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Heyy! Kentucky has a fair every year, and I went there yesterday after cross country with my friend, Rebecca, my host mom, host sister, her friend and mom. There's a lot of things to do and see there: Rides, animals, small shops, a rodeo and of course - Fair food! I had some funnel cake, which is basically deep fried dough with powdered sugar on top, and let me tell you, it's actually really good! In the evening we went to 'olive garden' for dinner. It was a really fun day!
Btw. You can get everything deep fried here... just look at the picture on this post... very interesting.
Hiii! Yesterday I went to see my host sister barrel race for the first time! She raced the two horses in the picture below, and whenever she was on one, I got to ride the other, which was such a blast! Gosh I've missed riding! I was beyond fascinated, holy moly for me it's like stepping into a whole other universe in a sense. It's the first time I've ever seen horse back riding like this, I used to be an equestrian back in Denmark, so this is very different - and I absolutely loved it! The whole atmosphere there was amazing! I like western riding because it's more 'loose', meaning everything doesn't have to be perfect and look flawless, like with English riding - that, to me, just makes it more enjoyable!
Hii! Hope y'all are having a great Wednesday! For me, the first week of school is officially done, it has been an exiting, hectic and a bit confusing week. I had to change some classes, because they were too big of a mouthful for me, the vocabulary they used in AP psychology for example was way too advanced for me and my English, which I'm kinda sad about, because I really wanted psychology...
Overall it has been a good week, we didn't really do any real work the first two days, because the teachers had to go through some rules that apply on campus and just explain their class expectations ect. I really like all my teachers, as I'm sure I've mentioned before, they are all great!
SATURDAY - AUGUST 12 2017
Saturday morning I had - as always - cross country practise - we ran hills that day, and it was way too hot to be running ahah! Puha! After that, some girls from my team - Erika, Belle, Taya and I - had a little pool-pizza-netflix-party at Erikas house, which was so much fun! Those girls are hilarious! ... I'm sorry I completely forgot to take pictures hihi...
SUNDAY - AUGUST 13 2017
That morning we went to the grocery store, and I know what you're thinking: '...Why in the world is that relevant', let me tell you! The grocery stores here are huuuuuge, honestly I could probably spend an entire day in one! I actually found some danish products, like the brand 'Arla', in there which really made me cheerful (I don't know why, I'm weird like that ahah), and I don't know why but it's super fun to just look around the different isles and explore the wonders and weirdness of american food. Btw. Whatever they call danishes here, has nothing to do with real pastry, I was actually kinda offended ahahahah!
Well, later that day I went to my best Norwegian friend, Hedda's house, which was a blast, like It always is with her! She lives in a very typical american neighbourhood, which is super cool!
TUESDAY - AUGUST 15 2017
Here's some pictures from before practise that day! It was Charity's birthday yay!
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 16 2017 - TODAY
Today was a normal day at school, but after school my host sister and host mom went to an ice cream shop to get me some school apparel - and some ice-cream of course (even though I actually got cheesecake, but whatever ahaha)
Hiii! Today - august 9th 2017 - was my first day of school at Bullitt Central! I rode the school bus to school, and it was a little late, but we all got to school in time, so no worries. Overall I would say that it's been a good day! I've been gone for 12 hours, so I'm pretty tired, but I'm still excited! I had homeroom and then my 6 periods (Visual art, Pre AP US history, AP psychology, U.S government, English and Pre calculus). I all went pretty smoothly, we pretty much just got papers today, they talked a bit about rules and other important stuff, so we didn't really do any school work, except for in calculus.
It still doesn't feel real that I've actually started school, I wasn't really that nervous or confused, which I think is because it still doesn't feel real, and because I had already gotten a tour of the school where they showed me all my classrooms... It is true though, that the hallways are filled, like FILLED, you have to push yourself through to get anywhere, it's crazyyyy.
Bullitt Central has a lot of awesome teachers, they are really passionated and they care, they care about the students and their future, which really shines through, I'm really exited to be in all my classes (even my math class and I HATE math with a burning passion ahah)
After school I had cross country, and can I just say how happy I am that I joined that team, it has helped me so much to get a smooth school start and also, the people in there are awesome!
Please keep in mind that this picture was taken at 5:30 in the morning ahaha...I am smiling though!
This is one of my cross country coaches, coach Tallent.
As I have mentioned before I joined the cross country team at my high school - and I'm really glad I did! I started practising with them last friday. Friday we ran 5k - that's another thing I love about cross country: they measure in km which means that I understand it yay! Saturday the team meet up at a coffee shop that's just down my road from where I live, and we ran in that area. It's really fun and I love the people there! Today - monday august 7th - all the girls from the team meet up at denny's diner at 8am for breakfast, it's the first diner I've ever been to, it was just as I had imagined! I got banana blueberry pancakes and a bowl of fruit (and coffee of course ahah!). I love how great of a unity you have as a team here in America, it's simply amazing!
My host family hosted a welcome to America party for me last Saturday - august 5th. A lot of their family and friends were invited, they were all super nice! I got to invite Hedda, my best norwegian friend, it was so great to see her again, I love that girl to pieces! My host parents had rented a big waterslide for the backyard, and gosh that was so much fun, we had a lot of kids at the party and they sure loved that waterslide! The theme for the part was red, white and blue (of course!). We had all american food and sweets: Apple pie, rice crispy treats, Mac and cheese, hamburgers... and everything in-between (My host mom had made sure there was some fruit and veggies, because let me tell you, they are amazing here!). Overall I had a great day, it was so much fun and I couldn't be happier or more grateful!
(btw. I totally forgot to take photos that day...ups.. so thank you, Hedda, for the photos ahah!
Hiiii! As I have mentioned before I was on bus 1 to the airport, luckily for me I was flying with another girl from camp, Marie, who was also going to Kentucky. We flew from JFK airport at 6:30 in the morning, had a connection flight in Charlotte and then we headed out for Louisville. The flight went pretty smoothly and it was a lot more fun when I had Marie by my side (shout out to you my girl, you rock).
It was so surreal to see my host family standing there with a sign that said "Welcome, Katrine"! I've been here for a week now, and I love It! My host mom took the whole week off of work to get me settled in, which I really appreciate! Monday we went to get me registered for classes, so I'm all ready to start school. I'm joining the cross country team - the coach let me on the team even though they have been practicing all summer, my first run with them was yesterday at 8am! Couldn't be more exited, grateful and happy right now! - Even though I'm battling the Ohio Valley crud right now ahah - It's getting better though, so no worries aha!
Prom was held on the last night of camp - it was really bittersweet, on one hand I didn't want to leave all the great people at camp, but on the other I was more than ready to fly out and meet my host family. The whole prom thing started a couple of days before the actual prom, because people were asking each other to the dance with promposals - ahah it was so much fun!
I had a really good time with all my friends and my prom date! A lot of the students got to go back to the dorms to sleep, but I was on the first bus to the airport, so I had to stay in the gym - That's right, I went straight from prom to the airport to fly to my host family... I must have smelled a lot when I arrived ahaha!
The last song they played was 'Don't stop believing' by Journey, and gosh, right there in that moment all I could think about was how happy I was to have met all these amazing people, and how sad it was that I had to leave, but still how exited I was for meeting my host family the next morning - A LOT of thoughts and emotions that night ahaha!
I would encourage every EF exchange student to go to camp, it has been an amazing experience. A tiring experience, but an experience that taught me a lot and led me to some amazing people. It's crazy how much you can bond with people over only ten days - I am more than grateful.
Tuesday the 25th of July all the camp students, ambassadors and some staff members went to a baseball game! This was my first time at any american sports game - it was so much fun to be there even though baseball isn't the most exiting game to watch...The atmosphere made up for that! I got cotton candy for the first time in 10 years - it still taste the same as it did when I was 6.
Next up is a post about camp prom yay!
New York city - camp - 23 of July 2017