Wednesday, August 3rd

Today Bus A boarded the bus to Kansas. When they arrived they went to the College Basketball Experience. There, they toured the museum and hall of fame and learned all about college hoops. Later, the group checked into their hotel, had dinner and davened ma’ariv on the rooftop. The group then went out to play a game of whirlyball. Whirlyball, a Wheels favorite, is a game that combines bumper cars, lacrosse, and basketball. The game was an awesome end to a great day.

Wednesday, August 3rd

This morning the group woke up super early and climbed to the top of Masada to watch a beautiful sunrise and daven Shacharit at the remains of one of the world’s most ancient synagogues- 2000 years old. They had a tour of the fortress guided by their counselors, then walked down the snake path. Next was one of the most beautiful sites in Israel, the Ein Gedi springs. They hiked through Nachal David and ended at a gorgeous waterfall. The group continued to the lowest spot on earth, the Dead Sea, where they enjoyed floating in the water and putting on the famous Dead Sea mud. Next they stopped at the AHAVA factory for some shopping and returned to Jerusalem to their home base at the Fuchsberg center. They will be staying there until their departure Sunday night. Tonight they enjoyed an I.D.F program prepared by their Israeli staff.

Tuesday, August 2nd

Today Bus H made their way to Minnesota. On the way the group stopped at the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN. At the museum they learned about the role SPAM played in WWII and also got to view the thousands of cans of SPAM that are displayed inside the museum. On the remainder of their ride, the group watched the movie “Inception.” When they arrived in St. Paul they had a “breakfast dinner” with lots of delicious breakfast foods. In the evening they played a game of kickball and headed to bed.

Tuesday, August 2nd

On Tuesday, Bus D davened shacharit and then made their way to Baltimore. In Baltimore the group visited the inner harbor and had time to check out the ocean and the shops. They then traveled to Hershey, PA where they had a tour of Hershey’s Chocolate World. During the tour they loaded up on treats and learned about all of Hershey’s amazing candies. With plenty of chocolate in their stomachs and some more in their bags for the days ahead, Bus D continued on to a tour at an Alpaca farm. The group had a great time getting to know these unique animals. Finally, the Bus D checked into their hotel and had their group talent show!

Tuesday, August 2nd

Today Bus C made their way to Chattanooga. On the ride they leaned about the “Paperclips” project. Paperclips was a project by middle school students from the small southeastern Tennessee city of Whitwell who created a monument for the Holocaust victims in Nazi Germany. Later the group stopped at the paper clips memorial in Whitwell. Bus C then visited Ruby Falls, a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga. Bus C learned about the science behind this extraordinary waterfall believed to have been formed over 200 million years ago. Later they drove to their host synagogue where they had dinner and an imporv program.

Tuesday, August 2nd

On Tuesday, Bus A began the drive to Grand Island. In the morning they davened and continued their study of the prayers within the amidah. On the ride, the group caught up on some rest, met in their committees and had a dance party with their staff serving as DJs. When they arrived the group had free time and dinner. Bus A then took a mystery bus ride which took them to the movie theaters to see the new Harry potter film. The wheelniks were thrilled by the surprise!

Monday, August 1st

Today Bus D spent the day in the nation’s capitol. In D.C. the group began the day at the Newseum, a fun and interactive museum about the news industry. Afterwards, Bus D visited the National Holocaust Museum and took in the powerful exhibits inside. Later the group took a monument tour and then had free time in Old Town Alexandria. In the evening, the group boarded a boat for a ride back to the Georgetown neighborhood.

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