Excited conversations were buzzing as we shared our encounters of meeting our host families and spending the first night in their homes. Our introduction to the history of Sacramento and visiting the Capital building where the senate meets and learning about the history of the system of government was informative. A vist to the memorial dedicated to honouring those soldiersfrom Sacramento who were killed in the Vietman war certainly brought home the reality of so many Americans who lost their lives.
The afternoon was spent back in time wandering the streets and shops of Old Sacramento revealing some of the colonial and historical buildings. We returned at the end of the day to school to be picked up by our hosts to spend the weekend with them exploring and getting to know them.