Summer 2011

Friday, July 15th

Yesterday, the group had a great time hanging out with the other USYers at the USY event. Today the USYers left for Free Weekend. Some went to relatives and others stayed on base, but all were excited for time to sleep and get refreshed for the week ahead. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 15th

Yesterday, the group had a great time hanging out with the other USYers at the USY event. Today the USYers left for Free Weekend. Some went to relatives and others stayed on base, but all were excited for time to sleep and get refreshed for the week ahead. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 15th

Yesterday, the group had a great time hanging out with the other USYers at the USY event. Today the USYers left for Free Weekend. Some went to relatives and others stayed on base, but all were excited for time to sleep and get refreshed for the week ahead. Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, July 14th

Today Bus G took the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria. The group enjoyed looking out over the water on the ride. The group’s first stop in Victoria was Miniature World, a museum filled with miniature dioramas of famous events and storybook scenes. Next, Bus G went to the Pacific Undersea Gardens where they saw all sorts of marine life from the Pacific Northwest. Finally, the group’s last stop in the city was Craigdarroch Castle where they toured this amazing building. The group then took the ferry back to Vancouver and had dinner on the ride.

Thursday, July 14th

This morning Bus H davened Shacharit and learned about the 8th and 9th blessings in the Amidah. The group then had free time to explore the many hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Later Bus H went to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and got a chance to take pictures with all their favorite celebrities. In the afternoon, Bus H volunteered and St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch, an organization which serves abused children. At St. Jude’s the wheelniks played a game of softball and capture the flag with the children and served them ice cream. Afterwards they went to see the home and personal art gallery of a local artist who has a connection to the Wheels program. In the evening Bus H had dinner and then went out to do laundry.

Thursday, July 14th

This morning Bus D davened Shacharit and headed out into LA. The group spent most of the day at Universal Studios theme park enjoying all of the movie themed rides, shops and shows. Later the wheelniks went out to see all their favorite stars at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Afterwards the star-struck wheelniks returned to their hotel and loaded their bus. In the evening, they finished off their Hollywood themed day by going out to see a late night showing of the final Harry Potter film!

Thursday, July 14th

This morning Bus C woke up very early and watched the sun rise over Crater Lake. The group then made their way south to California. On the way they watched a movie. In California they stopped in Chico where they went to the Yo-Yo Museum and learned the history of one of America’s favorite toys. The group then continued on to Sacramento. Once they arrived they went out to do laundry and had an evening program about social action projects.

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