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... her first going-abroad experience working in a hogeschool in Friesland in the 60s (why there..!). Pretty interesting lunch, all in all!
That was yesterday though! Today's adventure was walking to the south of Evanston (having just heard yesterday that that was the only bad part of town...). To my amazement, but not surprise, within minutes all the white people disappeared and a solely black population ...
Luckily the girl, whose number I had scribbled down before leaving, found me looking lost on the street where the house was supposed to be, and showed me around the huge (!) house I'd be living in: the Patch! It has 7 bedrooms, and I met my 5 housemates at a lovely home cooked dinner with Wisconsin beer (apparently it's a 'beer house', so I better start practicing!).
The movie that everyone watched ...
... a taste of the water and confirmed it was fresh, although we later found out not particularly clean.
The first pretty grey day was exciting enough but even better a few days later when we had blazing sunshine which turns the water azure blue. We hired out the City Bikes - which are fabulously named 'DIVY' bikes and let you cycle all day, in half hour ...
... program: all sorts of people participate, from German backpackers to a mother and daughter to teenage girls on school break to 30 year-olds who were there for the horse work. It was certainly very horse-focused, more so than other similar courses, and we did not learn any tractor driving or 4 wheeler riding. However I personally loved being in the saddle every day, learning how to ride the horse with "natural horsemanship." The ...
... of people deep, about 400-500 metres from the finish line, and eventually, when some people had seen who they'd come to support run past, we got right to the front to cheer the runners. The atmosphere was one of excitement and pride, like a carnival, but with lots of people who looked like they'd just achieved the hardest goal of their lives. Lots of runners revved the crowd up as they ran, shuffled or bolted past us, appealing for a final boost of energy to carry them to the ...