Welcome to Day One! This calendar is a gift to my daughter and her host family, to be shared with friends anywhere!

Fort Collins is not where Olivia was born, but it’s where she has spent most of her life. I’d like to share a few things about this little Fleck in the world – a little bit every day!

Fort Collins is located in northern Colorado (which means ‘red-colored’ in Spanish), a state known mainly for it’s mountains, but a little over one third of it is flat and rolling land, which we call the plains. Colorado is also the only state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters elevation (Wunstorf is at 43m), and ranked the 8th largest of the United States, comparable to the size of New Zealand, but only 22nd in population. As of 2010, 143,986 people live in Fort Collins, compared to 5,116,796 (2011 estimate) in the state. Our time zone is labeled MST, for Mountain Standard Time, eight hours behind, and 7917 km west of Wunstorf.

Die Übersetzungen werde ich Olivia ueberlassen! Bis morgen!

13 thoughts on “FC ADVENTure CALENDAR Day1

  1. And where is Olivia? I’m guessing a “host” family is kind of like a puppy raising family — something kind of temporary. And I’m guessing from your post that she’s far away somewhere. And that she won’t be home for Christmas. I bet you miss her. But I bet her “host” family loves her.


  2. What did you say in those last lines and also, what does Jawohl mean? I think Olivia will like the calender. I am using the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calender this year (I got it in January as a late present from last Christmas).


    • In the last lines I suggested Olivia should translate – for her host parents. And jawohl, can mean: ‘yes, sir!’, or just ‘certainly’, depends on the intonation. We haven’t had a Lego calendar yet; this year I gave my son one from the artist Beth Krommes, who got the Caldecott for The House in the Night, a book he really liked.


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