Today we were due to fly home to Australia - BUT when we got to the airport we found out that all of the QANTAS planes had been grounded - which meant we were stuck in ITALY!! Mrs English had the best idea ever - "Let's go on a quick trip to America for Thanks giving". All the boys and girls were very excited to hear this.
We flew to America just in time for the 4th Thursday of November which is a day when all Americans celebrate Thanks Giving. This is a time to gather with your family and give thanks for all the things in life that make you happy.
While we were there we also learnt where the Thanks Giving tradition started which was a long time ago when some people arrived in America on a boat. When they got there the Indian people had all of their crops and animals ready for the long winter. The people who had just arrived did not know about farming in this new country - and many of them died because they ran out of food.
The next year the new arrivals and the Indians decided to work together to build up bigger crops and more animals. At the end of the the farming season they gathered together to celebrate and ate some of the foods that they had grown like - turkey, duck, corn, and vegetables. This is where the tradition of Thanks Giving began and most people try to eat these things at their dinner.
Well we are hoping QANTAS will be able to fly us home really soon - but in the mean time we don't mind because there is lots to see and do here in America.
Bye for now,
- This is what we looked like when we found out we couldn't fly home
- AND these were our big smiles when Mrs English said we could fly to America.