This scary looking blue chicken is called a Pukeko
Tomorrow will mark the official end of the 3rd week in New Zealand! I'm already starting to forget that this place wasn't always home. But there are a couple of Kiwi things that still catch me off guard. For example when I walk to school, instead of squirrels, pukekos line the sidewalk. I have gotten the hang of crossing the road, but I have been known to still try and get into the wrong side of the car!
Roger and Cathy's grandchildren are here for the weekend; Davon is 3 and Alana is 1. They are very big fans of Canada.... well they are very big fans of maple syrup, but hey, that's a start! I'll have Davon watching hockey in no time! (that's real hockey, not field hockey).
On August 8th I have an Inbound meeting at Youth Exchange Officer Graham Rea's house; this is not only an opportunity for Graham to lay down the law, but also a chance to meet the other exchange students in district 9920. I've seen how close the Inbounds in my district back home became, so I can't wait to meet everyone!