Summer 2011

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.

Tuesday, August 2nd

This morning the group spent some time at the Tel Aviv beach front. Later, they visited the children’s Museum in Holon and saw the exhibit “Invitation to silence,” an inter-active exhibition about communication that is directed by deaf guides who use sign language. They had some free time for shopping at Shuk HaCarmel and Nachalat Binyamin art market. They then headed South to “Chavat Hanokdim” for a true Bedouin experience of riding camels and being hosted in a Bedouin tent. The experience included a feast and the traditional sour coffee and very sweet tea. They then spent the night sleeping in the tent and preparing for an early wakeup to climb Masada tomorrow.

Monday, August 1st

This morning Bus H continued their travels in South Dakota. Their first stop was in Wall, SD where they spent time at a wheels favorite, Wall Drug. Wall Drug is a local drug store famous for providing any and all visitors with free ice water on their travels. Next the group stopped at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. The Corn Palace is an old High School gym that has been converted into a museum and a store where one can buy anything and everything associated with corn. Later Mission Mitzvah learned about hunger issues by holding a hunger banquet. In the evening they had an improv program called “Night of a thousand stars.”

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