It started off with attending another service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the middle of the Old City. One of the guys here mentioned on Saturday night that they wanted to go to a service there, and wondered if I'd want to go with. I, of course, said yes, and before I knew it we had a group of 25 or so of us attending Church the next morning. It was a really cool experience for me to be able to share my traditions with the people here, who have graciously shared their traditions with me. It was nice to show them that in the end, we really aren't all that different. Moreover, it was really special to have their support and eagerness to learn. I appreciated that more than I can put into words.
|Me, the roommates, and one of our awesome hometeachers, David, outside the sanctuary|
|Jumping picture! I should have concentrated more on smiling and less on the jumping though...|
|Feeding some birds nectar... they loved me.|
|Jason, Haylie, and Me on the bear statues. Almost as good as the real thing.|
|Making (or moreso, attempting to make) the owl face|
|Part of our Zoo group|
|Entering in pairs...|
|Upon reading the sign... :)|
|In the observation bubble... notice the creature on my right. It was close after Groundhog's day, and we figured these guys were close to groundhogs, but we couldn't exactly figure out how to tell if they could see their shadows.|
We then found some cool mosaic statue things that acted like a giant playground for big-kids. We promptly crawled in, around, and on top of as many as we could.
|A dog? Or an anteater? Or...?|
By far, however, the best exhibit was the lemur exhibit!! There were no fences once you got inside the exhibit, so you literally got close enough to touch them! It was incredible.
|They're so close!!|
|Reppin' the 406!!|