Letter: Skiing trip to Austria was memorableHello, Worthington! The time still continues to fly by as the six-month mark has already come and gone by.
By: Kayli Kuhl, Worthington-Crailsheim exchange student, Worthington Daily Globe
The time still continues to fly by as the six-month mark has already come and gone by.
After an extremely busy December and Christmas holiday and break, I was ready to get back to school. For me, school started back up on the ninth of January. Since in Germany they go to school the whole year round, the breaks are much longer and more often.
Then, that first weekend, my host family, the Binders, took me skiing in Austria. It was so much fun, and the mountains were absolutely stunning. I had never seen so big mountains in my life! These are mountains that make Mt. Kato seem silly. The weather was about 20 degrees and sunny, so it was perfect. After a day of skiing I was extremely tired, and sore from falling down, but it was so much fun!
Then, during the week, I went to Stuttgart, which is the state capital here, to go see a musical with a friend as part of a school field trip. We left after school to see the musical “I Have Never Been to New York,” which is a German musical with music done by the famous German musician Udo Jurgens. It was a fantastic performance that was fun and had a very light-going story line.
In the weekend to follow, I went with my school on a three-night skiing trip in Austria, but this time we were farther into Austria — in the area of Salzburg, which was about five hours away. I didn’t think it was possible for the mountains to get any more beautiful from my first experience, but I was wrong. It was an absolutely amazing time to be in the mountains and capture everything. We then stayed overnight at a cool lodge/hotel and had a very good time together. This trip has been a highlight for the month of January!
In the next week, I was invited over to dinner to where I will be going to next for host family. The daughter (I went to the musical with her) is my age and has two older sisters. After a fun evening together, I am looking forward to staying next with the Reining family, but at the same time it is going to be very hard to leave the Binder family. They have kept me so busy here and made the time go by so fast, and I am very thankful for the family.
Coming up in the month of February, we will be deciding who the next exchange student is that will be in Worthington next year. It will be a hard decision since there are there are candidates this year! I am also looking forward to Fasching, which is a holiday that takes place throughout February and people dress up in festive costumes. I will have to write more about in the next month after I have experienced it and know more about it.
Sending my love to everyone from Crailsheim,