During our family gathering, and right after my son and husband rescued our foundation from falling into the Hell Pit below us, we had some visitors from Japan. Kia had just returned from there on a student exchange trip. And in trade out, a couple of 12 year old boys from Japan came to stay with her family afterwards.
Our house was (and still is now) pretty torn up, but we had space to set up another table to host a big dinner party for the boys. We fixed some traditional American, summertime foods- mac and cheese, potato salad, baked beans, hot dogs, and ice cream cones.
Then, we took them outside for a ride on the Gator through the woods.
Later, they went out on the boat and got to do some tubing. There were plenty of scheduled activities for them with their group, but we tried to show them a little bit of Kansas life in July. BBQ, boating, 4 wheeling, and family time, what more could a kid want, no matter what part of the world he is from?