Saturday, August 2, 2008

My first day in Maryland

Hi! I’m Saaya, Aoyama Gakuin University International Economics student. I have cousins in the United States so I visit America many times but I had no chance to visit Washington and Maryland. I arrived in Maryland yesterday and this is my first trip to East Coast. So I am a little tired from the long flight but so excited now! Yesterday I saw the White house and many other famous buildings which I saw on TV in Japan through the bus window. It was so beautiful and I’m looking forward to seeing it again. I talked with mentors Mike, Joe and Nikki on the bus. Maryland staff were all kind. I want to communicate with them more on this trip. After a rest at hotel (It looks comfortable.), I went to Potbelly with Nikki and some of AGU members and ate delicious sandwiches and shakes. I want to enjoy my trip and tell what I did in Maryland to my family and friends in Japan.


Nikki said...

Hi, I'm so happy you are here! I'm glad you enjoyed Potbelly's, it's delicious! Where do your cousins live in the United States?

Nina Liakos said...

Hi Saaya,
Don't forget to give your family and friends this blog address as well as the program blog address ( so that they can follow along as the program unfolds over the next 14 days.

I have never been to Potbelly Sandwich Works--can you believe that? Most of the AGUers like it a lot. Do you eat sandwiches in Japan, too?

Ai said...

Nice to meet you in blog, Saaya^^

I'm Ai, a member of AGU 2007. How is your impression after arriving in Maryland!?

You have been to the West Coast in America, right? I go to Santa Barbara in California this summer for the first time, so please tell me your recommendation, for example, where I should go, do, eat, and so on~!

Anyway, please enjoy your first trip to East Coast:D


KANA.Y said...

Hi Saaya:) I am a member of AGU 2007.

You've been to the US many times! Great! I hope you have great experience in Maryland.


Hiromi said...

Hello, Saaya! This is Hiromi.
I'm glad to know that you arrived there safely!

Also, your comment on the White House reminds me of my trip to Maryland in 2006! It's gread to have an opportunity to see the real one, isn't it?

Emily said...

Hi,Saaya! I'm glad to live in the hotel room with you. I want to enjoy this trip with you!