Here are the girls answers to the questions you asked them about our trip to India. Enjoy!
1) Was Three weeks long enough?
I: I wanted to go home
2) Cheek Pinching… How do you deal?
M:I just smiled
W:I smiled, in my brain I was saying, “OUCH! Stop it!”
I: Pretty much it hurted.
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– What was your favorite part of the trip?
M: The beach at the Bay of Bengal. I got to go horseback riding, shoot a gun, and get crashed by the waves.
W: Seeing the people in the villages. It was overwhelming, but fun.
I: Go up on the mountain, playing with the kids
– What was the hardest part of the trip?
M: Being away from my friends and my dogs
W: The villages because it was very overwhelming. Also I missed everybody and everything in America.
I: Oh! Trying to keep away from the people trying to pinch my cheeks.
– What is one thing you think you’ll miss about India?
M:Rajendran, Prema, Clarinda and Bruce.
W:The hospitality of all the people there. I
do not miss the smells.
I: The motel with the pool, the girls my age
– Sum up your trip to India in one word.
M:One word…are you serious?
I:I like the airport
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What are you looking forward to when you get back home?
W: The normal weather and my friends.
What is the first thing you can not wait to eat?
M: McDonalds chicken snack wrap
W: A McDonalds cheeseburger and fries.
I: McDonalds chicken nuggets with ketchup, fries, and an orange drink.
Posted by: Jenny Johnson
What surprised you the most about India?
M: That there were horses to ride on the beach
W: The heat
I: The mountain
What did you do on the long airplane rides?
M: Watched movies
W: Read books, watched movies, slept and ate.
I: I looked out the window, I sleeped, I played, I snuggled my Daddy and Mama, chewed gum, a guy that sat next to me was very nice, he gave me gum.
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What is your favorite thing you found to bring home to remember your trip by?
I: My India Barbie and my new outfit.
Do any of the kids know how to speak English? ( I am curious about this one because my Compassion boy I sponsor is now 14 and he’s starting to write his letters to me in English now!)
W: Lots of Kids speak English
I: A lot of them do
What food did you try that you were surprised you liked?
I: Carrots and the fried bananas.
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When asked "Why did you go", what will you say?
M:To help the people
W: Because I wanted to help the people in India and understand their culture. Although it is very interesting, it is very wrong and sad.
I: To help the kids
Are you glad you went? Why, or why not?
M: Yes. I was very happy to see Sangeetha.
W: I am definitely glad I went. It took this whole trip to make me realize how privileged I am.
I:Yes, because I liked going to Salem because it is the same name as my preschool. It is a city on a mountain.
What one thing have you learned that you wish everyone your age could know?
M:There are people much less fortunate then us.
W: That it is a great experience.
I: That they could go with me and go up on the mountain.
Posted by: Phil W