First Idea: This is an idea I got from one of our classmates! (Molly). To learn German enough to be comfortable communicating with people in German. My husband, along with his family, are from Germany. Luckily for me, my husband knows English! However, his family does not. I have always been intrigued by the language, and I really would like to dedicate time to learning it so I can surprise the family next time I see them. I have learned a little bit of German, and by that I mean a little bit...I'd like to use my husband, a German One book, and games on the Ipad to help me become comfortable with the language. Some questions I have: How similar/different is German from English? How tough will it be to learn the language to a level of comfortablility? Why are some letters capitalized while others aren't? How different is text book German from the German people speak in real life?
My second idea: Since I was 8, I have been riding horses. One thing that has intrigued me is how they shoe horses. I know that it is a tough job, and there is a lot of science behind how much you tilt the shoe, how much you trim on their foot, where the shoe goes and what size it is...I have watched my horse being shod, but I have never asked these questions. I would like to watch the horse shoer and help him create the shoes from scratch and put them on the horse.