Birthday Camping in Idaho
Exchange student from Thailand together with host sister in Idaho mountains

Huge moose not biggest surprise for Thai

I went camping with my host family and it was very fun. We left home in the morning and went camping in neighboring Idaho. When we arrived, my host sister and I went to the mountainside and took pictures. The mountains were so pretty.

Next, we helped the family unpack while listening to General Conference (LDS Church). After General Conference, my host sister and I went cycling on the mountain. We got so tired, but it was fun!  

After dinner, we sat around the campfire. We toasted marshmallows, had fun talking, and then went to bed. The next day was my birthday. After breakfast, we headed home. On the way, we saw a large moose.

When we arrived home, we split up for some quiet time. As I was sitting in my room, there was a knock on the door. There was my host family to surprise me on my birthday! It was very cute. This is my favorite memory so far.

—Kornchanok (Thailand), hosted by the Porter family (UT)