We have a lot of things on our bucket list when we are here in America. Last weekend we got to cross two big ones of our list,
Thanks to Evas connections at FIU we got invited to attend a “real” gospel show. The church was located in the middle of a ghetto in Miami, and the neighborhood was rough to say the least. But just because the neighborhood is rough doesn’t mean that all the people in it are rough to, and the church was a true testament to that. Once inside we were welcomed by kind and warm-hearted people that where all there to support the community and make people happy.
Joining the show was gospel groups from different churches in Miami, and they all had there own unique sound. Some were really good while others was ...well not exactly pitch perfect, but had all an amazing enthusiasm about what they were doing which was admirable. One thing that was sad to see was that the age among the singers and the audience was way to high, in average it must have been around 60+, which means that gospel is slowly dying in this place.
We all left the place with a smile on our face and an experience richer!
One of the big sporting events we just have to experience while here is America Football.
Once again FIU helped us out by offering $1 tickets to watch a game with the Florida Panters. We arrived a little late so we missed all the pre game entertainment, but just in time to enjoy the half time show. If there is one thing the Americans really know how to do it’s entertainment. The halftime show was packed with fireworks, marching bands and cheerleaders even though it was only a college game. The game itself was way more exciting than I thought it would be. There was not much time between plays and the quality of the playing was really high, or at least I thought so. Our kids however didn’t really enjoy the game, but they got to see fireworks and eat popcorn so it couldn’t have been to bad for them!
Me and Eva really enjoy the game and we will most definitely try and catch another one before leaving. Hopefully that time we will be in time so we can experience the pre game entertainment as well!