September, and Jamie writes…

New readers to our web site, may like to catch up on Jamie’s experiences as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student – we’ve linked the past blogs to the end of this one.

This month was pretty cool, started off with my phone deciding to die and now I’m living off an Iphone 4 (*weeps softly*), aha it isn’t so bad just means I cant take as many good photos as previous reports.

I had another pretty crazy month…

End of Baseball Season

Baseball season is over after a good effort from our team, we got into finals and won the first game, lost the second game and went into a three hour game as the grandfinal and walked out with second place. Our whole team was very good with the loss and we still got a trophy.

I had a Rotex weekend in Thun and met all the new inbounds as well as some from my group, we played some really cool games and had a Rotex Weekendgreat night sharing a dessert from our host country. And half of the group woke up early to watch the sunrise which was gorgeous over the lake. Was a great weekend and I can’t wait for the next one in Zermatt!!

Next stop, Germany!

My first host dad, the new inbound for my club- Gio and I went to Europa park, the biggest theme park in Germany and the second most popular theme park in Europe. We had a blast and went on so many rides, we had to wait quite awhile in lines but I would say it was worth it. They also have different sections of the park and they have country themes, roller-coasters from Austria or Spain and different restaurants from each country hence the name Europa park 😋

I changed families last week and I cant wait to settle in and get to know them better- but I know that as soon as I fully settle in it will be time for me to pack up and come back to Australia. Time is flying by and I cant seem to catch it and tell it to slow down.

highropesOur class had a fun day and we hiked for an hour and a half to get to a highropes course where we stayed for 5 hours or so and had a picnic then went back down the hill with scooters.  We had heaps of fun but were very tired after the steep hike.

I went to Italy on the weekend for a softball tournament with a mixed Basel team, they were all so funny and nice, we had a blast and we didn’t do too badly either, we ended up in fourth position just out of reach of a prize. but had an awesome weekend anyway!!

Thank you to the members of the Rotary club of Templestowe for giving me this amazing opportunity!!

Jamie wrote in August
Jamie wrote in July