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Wurstfest: German Food and Texas Fun

Wurstfest, 2008

Marketplatz, Wurstfest, New Braunfels, Texas, 2008

Wurstfest is the Texas version of Oktoberfest that is held in New Braunfels, Texas each year during the first week of November. Olga, Asya, Irina, and Kate all attended the festival with us. It’s a fun place for an exchange student to absorb a little Texas culture. The two Muslim girls did not attend because Continue reading


Asya and Sophia

Asya, Russian Federation, 2008

Asya, Russian Federation, 2008

Asya has sent new pictures of herself and her daughter Sophia. Asya was an exchange student in the United States during the 1998-1999 school year. I really like the picture of Sophia…it looks like she is trying to mine for pickles.

Sophia, Russian Federation, 2008

Sophia, Russian Federation, 2008

Be Careful! Tea Kettles!

"Danger, Tea Kettles", Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russian Federation, June 2008

"Be Careful! Tea Kettles!", Tea Kettle Museum, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russian Federation, June 2008

In the Golden Ring north of Moscow, outside of Pereslavl-Zalessky where Alexander Nevsky was born, and near Lake Pleshcheyevo on which a young Peter the Great sailed his boats, is located the funky little Tea Kettle Museum. Continue reading


Asya, 1998

Asya, 1998

After Olga, we took a year off from hosting, and then Asya became our second exchange daughter. Asya’s home town is Moscow, Russian Federation and she was an exchange student in the United States for the 1998-1999 school year. Continue reading