(Monday 8/18) This was Sergey's last day in Mitchell, and was also the first day of school for Mark. We thought Sergey would be interested in going to school with Mark. We had made arrangements with the principal and Mark's teachers for Sergey to be there. But in the end, he really didn't want to go, so he stayed home with Nancy until lunch time, when they met Mark at school for lunch.
In the afternoon, it was time for him to pack for the trip back to his host family again. We bought him another little suitcase that he could take back to Ukraine with him. When he arrived in the US, he had nothing, only a super small backpack. Interesting way to travel internationally.
Mark had cross-country practice after school and wasn't able to come home, so once more Nancy and Sergey went to the school so Sergey could say goodbye to Mark.
I got off work early so that I could take Sergey to Minneapolis. He had a very early flight so I wanted to stay overnight there. Nancy and Mark stayed in Mitchell.
In the car, Sergey played Gameboy and computer games.
We arrived at the hotel in Minneapolis at about 9:30. It was straight to bed as we had a 4:30 AM wakeup call.
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