2012-02-25 15:34:12.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
If you’ve been keeping up with the happenings on the summit, you’ll know that we’ve had two separate groups of German students visit us for a week at a time over the past month. Each group of teenage students have had the opportunity to spend a week on the summit; half of their week with the other shift, and the second half with our shift.
It is an extremely interesting experience for us as well, as we very clearly witness certain social differences that divide our two cultures. So while they are here to experience Mt. Washington and other parts of the U.S. and perform scientific experiments, you could very well call the act of putting these students up here with our crew an experiment in and of itself.
However, one thing that is universal (or at least common between the two cultures) is the love for a certain sweet treat our German friends call Schokolade. Both groups of students were generous enough to bring over some unique sorts of chocolate from overseas. Pictured above is all that is left of our shift’s stash, which almost always disappears quicker than the other shift’s collection thanks to a certain sweet-toothed observer that will remain nameless.
To our new german friends, we say ‘danke.’
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist