USY on Wheels, Bus C
July 30, 2012
Bus C started off their week with a rousing Shaharit at their host Shul, Congregation Or Ami. There, they read from the only Torah that has successfully been to outer space; It was a very cool experience! Later, they drove to New Orleans and visited Mardi Gras World, a space devoted to all things New Orleans! Bus C cannot wait to explore the Crescent City over the next couple days.
July 27, 2012
Bus C headed South today to enter into the great state of Texas! Once they made it to Dallas, the group visited the amazing Dallas Cowboys Stadium, where they toured around and saw one of the largest jumbotrons in the world. Later today, the group will do some Shabbat shopping, where they will buy fun gifts for their Shabbudies. The group can’t wait to spend their penultimate cowboy themed Shabbat together, as a community!
July 26, 2012
Today Bus C drove to Oklahoma City.When they got into Oklahoma City, the group visited the Oklahoma City bombing memorial. There they saw the incredible memorial that is dedicated to all those who lost their lives on April 19, 1995, at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. They will follow this with dinner and an Oklahoma City Redhawks game, the local minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros.
July 25, 2012
Today Bus C started their day with Shaharit Charades in an attempt to learn about the various prayers they say daily, in a unique way. On the way to their destination the group stopped at the Cadillac Ranch, a stop on the side of the road with old Cadillac cars jutting up from the ground which people who pass by frequently sign or spray-paint. After adding their names and some of their own designs the group continued on to their destination. When they arrived, Bus C visited Elkins Ranch in the Palo Duro canyon, America’s second largest canyon. While in the canyon the group took a Jeep tour, a truly amazing experience! In the evening the wheelniks saw a performance of the Texas Legacy show which included fireworks, horses and cowboys and told the history of the Lone Star State.
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 23, 2012
Bus C had a bright and early wake up today for a beautiful sunrise Shaharit! Afterward, they traversed their way around the area for a wonderful hike. From there, the group headed to Flagstaff to participate in a great Mitzvah project by volunteering. Finally, they ended their day with an important laundry time to get all their clothes clean for the coming week!