Tonight, we headed to a hotel in downtown Rockville to meet and pick up our Chinese exchange student. We had a regular American, hotel buffet dinner. Here is Vince with a couple of his own classmates while we waited for the Chinese kids to enter the room.
If you remember, these kids come from my mom’s high school in Chongming – a suburb of Shanghai. Mom and Dad came to dinner and my mom seemed to have a great time telling everyone that she was class of ’59 (!). She even brought out an old yearbook. Here’s our student, Yifan. He’s following Vince around for the week. We have one day, Saturday, to plan a fun thing. We asked Yifan what fun thing he wanted to do because I’d thought we could go see museums, skiing or rock climbing, but the thing that he (and all his classmates) want to do is to go shopping. For sneakers. So I guess we’ll be going to Montgomery Mall, Tysons & the outlets a bit north.
Edda was only slightly vocal during the speeches (when they run longer than necessary, she does not mince words).
Vince’s HS principal & the coordinator of the exchange!