Flint09

4 months in USA

Grand Canyon / Hoover Dam

After a trip during the desert and a stopover we arrived our second destination: The Grand Canyon. We don´t wanna say too much. Just look at the overwhelming pictures below!

DSCI0154DSCI0156DSCI0159IMG_0536IMG_0544IMG_0571

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Advertisements

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Viva Las Vegas

IMG_0429

Our (Ulle, Ben and us) first destination after our leave was Las Vegas.  We arrived at the evening , so we first saw Vegas at its most impressive time, with all the lights from the hotels, bars and casinos. Just amazing. Unfortunately Nico became sick at the beginning of our staying, so he could not really enjoy it.
But the other three of us had a really good time there. The movies about Las Vegas don´t overact. It´s just a huge party there! The club of the Cecar´s Palace, “The Pure” e.g. is one the best clubs we’ve ever been.

After three days we drove together with two other Germans we know from Flint and who also went to Vegas at the same time like us (Stefan and Basti), to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Just look at the following post;)

Sexy gents at the "XS" (f.l.t.r: Basti, Stefan, Nico, Manu, Ben)

Sexy gents at the "XS" (f.l.t.r: Basti, Stefan, Nico, Manu, Ben)

Us with Ben and Ulf at our luxurios hotel room

Us with Ben and Ulf at our luxurios hotel room

That were 2 Cent machines(free drinks while you are gambling)

That were 2 Cent machines(free drinks while you are gambling)

Our hotel "Treasure Island"

Our hotel "Treasure Island"

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Good bye Flint!

f.l.t.r.: Stevie, Ulle, Denis, Manu K., Nico, Simon, Thomas, Christine, Ben

f.l.t.r.: Stevie, Ulle, Denis, Manu K., Nico, Simon, Thomas, Christine, Ben

On June 21st, we had to leave Campus Village and Flint. We had a really good time there, so we were sad to say “have a good one” to that space. We were looking forward to our next destinations Las Vegas, San Francisco and LA, though.
Before we left, some of us painted the Bulldog, the emblem of Kettering, like its tradition in there (look at the picture above). It shows the bulldog in the colors of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bayern.

July 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dinner at President’s house

DSC_0628DSC_0639

All the exchange students got invited to the house of the President of Kettering. This is like the White House, here lives the current President. It’s a very nice house in a great environment.
We didn’t know that there’s such a nice neighborhood in Flint.
We had a great dinner and after that every student had to tell a story about his experiences in the US.

DSC_0667DSC_0684

July 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cedar Point

Manu, Ben, Nicolai, Tobias, Nico, Tanja

Manu, Ben, Nicolai, Tobias, Nico, Tanja

On Tuesday the 9th Tanja, Tobias, Nicolai, Ben and us went to Cedar Point, which is an amusement park with the biggest and most exciting rollercoasters in the US. It has 17 rollercoasters and a lot of other things as well.
You can see some of them on the pictures below. This was a very long but awesome day!

P1000871

P1000878

P1000879

P1000883

P1000891

P1000903

P1000911

Dragster - in 3,8sec from 0 to 120 mph

Dragster - in 3,8sec from 0 to 120 mph

July 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New York again

Nico:

DSC_8112

On May 29th Tanja arrived in Detroit and because Flint is not that interesting we went to New York for a week.

Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport

The day we arrived we enjoyed the sun in the Central Park. At the evening we met us with Manu K., Andi and Bader (other exchange students from Kettering). They were on a three-day roadtrip to NY and that was their last day. Together we went to Staten Island with the ferry. Staten Island is not that interesting for tourists but you get an awesome view of the skyline of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge. On Staten Island we saw a memorial of 9/11 which was very nice.

Brooklyn Bridge at night

Brooklyn Bridge at night

9/11 Memorial at Staten Island

9/11 Memorial at Staten Island

The next days we went into the heart of Manhattan, visited the MoMA (Museum of Modern Arts), the Empire State Building by night (great view), Trump Building, Times Square, the Bronx, Rockefeller Center, Financial District, Grand Central Station, Ground Zero.
At Ground Zero there’s an outlet called Century 21, where you can find nearly every brand for a very good price.
Unfortunately we had no luck with the weather, it rained 4 days.

Trump Building

Trump Building

Times Square

Times Square

Nightview from the Empire State Building

Nightview from the Empire State Building

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

On Friday Ben and Frieder joined us. They were on a roadtrip to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and their last station was NY. Together with them I visited the ‘U.S.S. Intrepid’, an aircraft-carrier from WWII. There was also a submarine and a Concorde. At this time, Tanja visited the Guggenheim Museum.

U.S.S. Intrepid

U.S.S. Intrepid

M.I.G.

M.I.G.

Concorde

Concorde

At night we went to the Pacha New York, one of the most famous clubs in the world and we had a great time.

Friede, me and Ben at Pacha NYC

Frieder, me and Ben at Pacha NYC

Tanja and me at Pacha NYC

Tanja and me at Pacha NYC

On our last day in NY, the weather became better and I took this opportunity to go jogging in the Central Park.
I warmly recommend to everybody to go jogging or at least to go for a walk in the Central Park, that’s really awesome.

After that, Tanja and I wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty, because we have postponed it because of the bad weather. Unfortunately they had closed very early, but we got an alternative 🙂

In front of the Statue

In front of the Statue

The Alternative :)

The Alternative 🙂

Furthermore we drove to Brooklyn and took a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. There you also have an awesome view of Manhattan.

Manhattan view from Brooklyn

Manhattan view from Brooklyn

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments