Off to the competition
Trip Start Jun 01, 2012
13Trip End Jun 12, 2012
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Where I stayed
Indiana University Dorm Room
Cafeteria food, a lot of walking ( it's a big BIG campus ) and plenty of planning to get all the activities in. The memento exchange was a huge hit with lots if interesting memorabilia being swapped, our kangaroos go down a treat. Memento exchange is an FPSPI tradition, there are so many here that there is a junior and a senior swap meet
We get back to dorms for preparation for the Opening Ceremony.
7:30 rolls around and Nelson dressed in the Bondi outfit strides onto the stage with dignity, all the, Aussies (second biggest team) go wild, when the anthem is played all sing.
When the USA flag came out at the end the locals gave a classic American rendition of their anthem, it was really something to hear, students from year 5 up to 12, the coaches and even the guest speaker with hand on heart singing at full volume. We could learn something from that.
Though the classic "Aussie, aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi". Goes over pretty well too.
Usual opening ceremony type speeches afterward Mr. T. Mrs. M and Mr. K. go off to volunteer assignments and the team to choir practice. Coach goes looking for lost backpack. Misplaced when Nelson stepped into Bondi garb. Soon recovered, no damage done.
Bed at 11:00pm - all exhausted.