July 24, 2012

Bus H had a wonderful day in the American Southwest! They participated in a sunrise Shaharit/hike with Bus A and saw some of the beautiful sites around the Grand Canyon. After some nap time and a scrumptious picnic lunch, the group watched the entertaining Grand Canyon IMAX film. Later in the day, the group will have some free time to relax from a long day and they will end with a star gazing evening program before curfew.

July 24, 2012

Bus A started off their day today with a beautiful Shaharit while hiking with Bus H. The downpour that came during their davening only enhanced their spiritual energy. Afterward, the group headed to Flagstaff to participate in a volunteer project that involved the group buying books to be donated to needy groups. They donated nearly 200 books! What a Mitzvah! Following this, in the evening, the group will be having a surprise program that will we fill you in on tomorrow so as to not ruin it!

July 24, 2012

Bus C started off their day with a visit to picturesque Slide Rock, where they got to jump in the water and ride down the cool slide.  From there, they headed into New Mexico. When they arrived, the Wheelniks had time to explore the shops and area of Old Town Albuquerque. On the way here, they watched the excellent movie, Freedom Writers. In the evening they will head to the Hinkle Family Fun Center where they will ride go-carts and bumper cars and play mini golf and arcade games.

July 24, 2012

Bus B started off their day with an inspirational Shaharit service. They shared their own versions of testimonies of faith- moments the Wheelniks really felt God in their own lives. It was an eye-opening experience. Following this, the group headed to the Pioneer Day Parade, which celebrates the Mormons arrival into Utah. Later, they got a tour of the Temple Square. It’s been quite interesting to learn about such a fascinating religion. Afterward, the group will head to the Olympic Park where they will ride a ski lift. To end the day, the group will eat a yummy dinner at the hotel, have the ever exciting Sihot, and check out the local Rodeo…Giddy Up!

July 24, 2012

Group 3 started their final day at to Yad Lekashish, a non-profit based in Jerusalem that provides employment and social services to over 300 elderly artisans. Then they went to shuk Machane Yehuda one final time. They headed back to base to pack and prepare for their final banquet dinner. This evening the group came together to share memories of everything they have done this and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer. At the end of their night they loaded the buses and headed to the airport. We know that group 3 had an amazing summer and look forward to returning to Israel again soon!

July 24, 2012

The group left Eilat this morning and started their day in the Negev this morning with a visit to Ben Gurion’s home and grave in Sde Boker. They learned about his dream to make the desert bloom. After lunch they headed to an alpaca farm, where over 400 exotic alpacas and llamas are raised and where the entire process of growing and spinning their fur can be observed. Their next stop was an overlook at the Zin canyon followed by a visit to the Bedouin tents. There, they had an amazing time riding on camels and learning about the Bedouin traditions. They got to experience Bedouin food for dinner. In the evening they enjoyed each other’s company around a bonfire.

July 24, 2012

Group 1 started their final day at to Yad Lekashish, a non-profit based in Jerusalem that provides employment and social services to over 300 elderly artisans. They also went to the Kotel and Ben Yehuda street one final time. They headed back to base to pack and prepare for their final banquet dinner. This evening the group came together to share memories of everything they have done this and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer. At the end of their night they loaded the buses and headed to the airport. We know that group 1 had an amazing summer and look forward to returning to Israel again soon!

 

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