Monday, August 11, 2008

Burtonsville BBQ

I am currently sitting in my family room looking at people petting my cat, listening to people speak Japanese out on my backporch, and thinking about how good Grass is at basketball. I am in Burtonsville, Maryland with all the AGU participants.

We arrived in our monster truck vans around 6 o'clock. We had a very traditional summer meal including burgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, and potato salad. For dessert Heather melted chocolate and cut up some delicious fruit.

After everybody was stuffed full of American goodies, everybody split up around the house and entertained themselves. Some people tried "American lemonade" (jalapeno juice and water). Mike actually liked it and drank half the bottle. Some people also had a chance to practice their pinball and billiard skills. I'm not sure who the champions were, so you all will have to tell me.

Out front, we worked up a sweat playing basketball. I was surprised how good Ice and Grass were. Also, Emily is a great defender and is really tough! Then we played knockout with everybody. Dad joined but got knocked out right away every time. I think he needs to practice more before playing the Japanese students again!

The students also had a chance to meet my two cats, Yogi and Tori. Tori was in heaven because everybody was giving her attention and petting her. I think that some of the students want to put her in their luggage and take her home!

All in all, we had a great time at my house. Now I'm off to go join in another activity. I am always so impressed how much energy you all have. = )

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Nina Liakos said...

It was wonderful of you and your parents to host this cookout for the group. What an unforgettable experience for the participants (and maybe also your parents, bless them!). I had a great time and was glad to see your fabulous house and meet your parents, siblings, roommate (and anyone else I met but can't remember now). Thanks!

Sanae said...

I enjoyed visiting your house very much!!:) The dinner was really delicious. I played billiards with your father, he was a good player.
I want to visit your house again!
Sleepy Sanae

Masatoshi said...

Thank you for inviting us to your amazing house!! I had a good time. Your family were very kind and amusing. I want to visit your house again!!!


Mike said...

Thanks for everything, Nikki. I forgot to thank your parents, so thank them for me, please. I didn't forget the apples either.