And they are off to China. Lucky kids. ha ha. Twenty eight kids from the high school and one big bus to the airport. They just took off from Dulles headed to Beijing. My parents are already in China ready to intercept them en route at my mother’s high school. I’m not sure how well that is going to turn out, but what the heck?
I laughed so much about the little cultural mismatches. The leader of the trip is a Chinese mom of a RM alum – she runs an after school enrichment program and has done many, many exchange trips between China and the US. She is already in China texting the whole group — it’s cold! you all must pack jackets! It’s like lows of 50s highs of 80s. No American HS kid is going to wear a jacket as you see all the US kids walking around in 30 degree weather with only a hoodie. The Chinese mom/leader was also answering questions during Q&A sessions – such as – are our kids going to have any free time to explore on their own? (hoping that they will have the time). And the leader is like – absolutely not, no way, they are going to be supervised at all the time and there will be a fence around them that will encircle them.
Photos from the plane:
Vince re: Edda: