I have a foreign exchange student who is just great to have in class. He's very bright, very interesting, and fun to be around.
Several months ago I suggested that if he truly wanted to experience America, he should shoot some firearms. Today we went to the range :-) He was a pretty good shot on the .22 rifle we took--but what was cool was that the guy on the range next to us let him fire off a few shots on a 9mm pistol and a .357 Magnum!
Afterwards we went to Marie Calendar's and had some apple pie. We did not, however, contrary to my previous plans, sing God Bless America. I still think he had an American experience today.
If his host doesn't take him, perhaps some weekend I'll take him to the Gold Discovery Site at Coloma. It's California in a way that San Francisco and Hollywood and surfing are not.