It is so much fun to stay with these people, who have opened up their homes to us to make our trip possible. It is really neat too, because so often the people that we stay with are just so happy to have us stay with them. They treat you like royalty, preparing food and doing everything they can to make your stay more comfortable and they do it simply because they are THAT glad that we are staying with them.
On Wendsday, the second day of tour, we began our performances. The first place we sang was at Southwest Guilford High School. There, we sang for two of their choir groups and they sang for us. When everyone was done performing we had a question and answer session to tell the students about Judson. Afterwards, we headed across town to Penn-Griffin High School which is a fine arts magnet school. We went through the same routine there, listening to them sing, singing for them, and then answering question about Judson. From there we loaded up the bus and headed to Maryland. When we finally arrived six hours later we met our host families and headed to bed.
Thursday, the third day of tour we spent the day at Glenelg High School. I think we sang four or five times there and we went back to our host church, Gethsemane Baptist, to perform for our host families. After church my host family had a bonfire for the four of us that were staying with them and the two girls that were staying with their neighbor. It was really neat to get to know everyone better and to talk to our host family about what it was like living in Maryland. They were from North Carolina, but he was serving as youth minister for the host church...To Be Continued.