goAUPAIR believes that activities can often make the difference between a good experience for the Au Pairs or a bad one. Good experiences mean happy Au Pairs, and happy Au Pairs can mean happier host families! We had many activities this year and our favorite activities were a Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm, The Philadelphia Flower Show and a meeting at the Grounds for Sculpture.
Our meeting at the Grounds for Sculpture was especially enjoyable. Dining at the Rat’s Restaurant was the perfect way to begin our visit to the Grounds For Sculpture. This French restaurant offers a magical and unforgettable atmosphere for dining. We loved the delicious food that was cooked by a team led by the executive chef at Rat’s Restaurant who was named the winner of season 7 “Top Chef: D.C.” the same week airing on the Bravo TV channel.
Most of all we enjoyed the company of each other. The round table somehow represented a world globe, Au Pairs from different countries. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know each other.
During the yummy Lunch in the French restaurant each Au Pair shared her past story, current experience and dreams for the future. There were Questions and Answers, Laugh and Smiles, Warm Words and Best Wishes, Encouragement and Support, Excitement and Happiness. Sorry Rat’s, if we were too loud!
Then we explored the park, which is full of sculpture and landscaping involving water and trees. This unique place combines the beauty of art and nature. The park is amazing, very peaceful even with hundreds of people there. The weather was perfect. We had a lot of fun at the park and took many pictures. It was a perfect place to create lifelong memories.