This was a very American day! We had the second annual American football game at a nearby park and a huge Thanksgiving dinner at Phil & Shanna’s. This is a great opportunity for them, because there are Americans who are lonely and missing time with family, and other expats & Czechs who are curious about what this American holiday is like. For a lot of the people the team here has met, the big draw has been seeing the close community among the American team and how much they’re willing to share their lives with people. So tonight there were Americans, Brits, Scots, Czechs, and probably a couple of nationalities I didn’t notice. It was really neat, and although we missed being with our families, it kind of felt like home!
I haven’t even mentioned the football game. I don’t know why we don’t do this more at home, because it was a lot of fun. The game was coed, but Hunt didn’t think it was a really good idea for M to participate. Jake’s team got beat, but it was close, and I dare say I made some positive contributions.
We don’t expect to post any more until we’re home, because tomorrow we’ll be trying to cram as much stuff in as possible. Thanks for reading, and please keep praying for us. The trip has been great, and we’re not ready to come back yet!