First of all, our journey started on Wednesday at the train station in Linz. At that time we had not expected how long our journey would be. We went from Linz to Munich by train where our first flight to Lisbon started at 06.05 AM in the morning. After our 3 hour flight we took a short trip to Lisbon to see the city and eat lunch. Now we have seen Lisbon — a bit.
Seven hours later we finally started our trip to the beautiful country of America. Our flight was very relaxed and we watched movies. Of courses we slept a lot, too. When we arrived we had to wait a couple of hours at passport control until we could leave customs. Later on we fetched our bags, walked straight to Maggie who we recognized because of her black eye and white hair.
The trip to Woodlawn took us about 2 hours —of course we slept again. About 12.00 PM we arrived at the farm. We were so surprised and happy to see the small cottages. They looked great and everyone of us has our own bed and bathroom. After we explored the cottages we took a shower and hopped in our beds.
The next day we woke up early because of our Austrian time clock (six hours difference). We got up and went to the kitchen to eat some breakfast. There we talked a lot and ate breakfast together. Later we went to the supermarket to get some food.
Today in the morning we did some gardening in the front of the house. At midday we cooked a meal together. In the afternoon, Maggie gave us some books so that each one of us reads a chapter on Southern Maryland history. My chapter, written by Julia King, is titled A Legend of Maryland. This chapter tells about how Maryland was founded and how life in the early colony challenged the newcomers.
— Lisa Hammer 7/13/19