Day 30: Yass

13/4/14 Yass Celia

Today it took a while for me to pack up in our tents. We built the fire because it was very foggy and cold. My breakfast was a muesli bar and the horses breakfast was my pajama sleeve. 
The guys left before us to ride the bikes again so mum Noah Linda and I had to pack up their stuff! My, how fun! We drove to our next town (Yass) and ate lunch at a park. The guys came and found us and we met the local paper writer. She talked for a while with dad. I watched her taking notes. Then she took pictures of the dad, Majid, Daniel and Linda in the tilting boat. When I tipped the boat Majid went, 'woah ahh' and staggered. We laughed as the writer for the newspaper took pictures.
She said goodbye and then we ate more lunch. Noah was on the iPad a lot. We played cards. Linda, Noah, and I talked nonsense. Then Linda and I walked to the church, mum rode the bike and Noah ran after her and the guys drove. 
When we got to the church we met Peter, Peter, Peter and a few other people. One of the Peters leads mum, dad, Noah and I to his house which we were to stay tonight.  We and the Iranians are staying in different houses. We made ourselves at home and went to the church with Peter for dinner. Some girls sang songs and we ate dinner and dessert. Dad did his talk as usual. So did Linda. Then everyone prayed out loud individually for us. It was amazing. Another amazing thing was that heaps of teenagers were sitting around Linda. Their faces were full of interest and satisfaction. We all got tired so we went back to Peters's house and went to bed. =)    Zzzzzzzzzz


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