Performing for a small group out by a backyard pool in La Mirada. Commenting on LA's constantly overlapping and intersecting freeways, one student very seriously said it feels like riding on a roller coaster.
Eric is learning the traditional Chuukese stick dance because one of our guys has to leave mid-way through the tour! Protective lenses required . . . .
Even though it's pretty cold (from a Micronesian perspective), our students always plant themselves under a tree in the shade. One of our students very seriously expressed concern that her "lips are falling off" in the cold. She had never before experienced chapped lips and dry skin.
We took a detour to the colder side of the Pacific at Montana de Oro on the central California coast. They had never before seen seals. One student, after I explained that seals spend their day sleeping then eating fish, sleeping, then eating fish, etc., opined that seals must be Micronesian.
Hanging out at the tide pools of Montana de Oro.
Unbelievably, though this is Memorial Day weekend, we took the students up to Lassen Volcanic Park and played in eight feet of fresh snow as it continued to fall on our heads. This must have been specially arranged by Someone who knew our students had never before seen snow!
Fortunately, Ceci was outfitted . . . .