USY on Wheels, Bus E (East)
July 23, 2012
Bus E had a great last day on the road! They began with a riveting prayer service at their host synagogue. Back on the road, the group stopped at the Intercourse, Pennsylvania shopping center to do some last minute gift shopping and then a tour at the Intercourse Pretzel Factory, where they sampled some delicious treats! To end their day, the group went to Hershey World of Chocolate, where they enjoyed the 3d show and some tasty chocolate!
July 20, 2012
Bus E started off their last weekend together with a rousing alternative Shaharit service, where they were joined by International USY President Josh Ull and special guest, Jerry Herman, Chief Operating Officer of USCJ! They followed this with a visit to the Newseum, where they saw exhibits that blend five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Afterward, the group headed for a relaxing lunch in Lafayette Park after which they bought gifts for their Shabuddies and snacks for themselves. Bus E cannot wait to celebrate their last Shabbat as a community together. While sad, they are incredibly thankful for this amazing summer!
July 19, 2012
After an excellent stay in Virginia last night, Bus E headed to our nation’s capital today for America’s national past time; They watched the Mets beat the Nationals on a nice day at the ballpark. Afterward, the group will head to the National Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country, to check out some furry friends. Following this, they will have a classic summer evening filled with a pool party and a BBQ. The Wheelniks will then be hosted by families from congregation Ohr Kodesh! They are looking forward to having a meaningful last Shabbat together.
July 18, 2012
After ending their previous night on an emotional high because they had the option of seeing the new Spiderman or Ice Age movies, Bus E headed out today ready to check out Virginia! After a long drive, they stopped and explored Colonial Williamsburg, where they got a chance to see some amazing costumes and scenes from America of yesteryear. Later this evening, they will head back to their hotel for a fun evening program and some free time.
July 17, 2012
Bus E had a wonderful day in the Carolinas today. They started off with an energetic Choreography Shaharit, where the Wheelniks were moving and shaking! Following this, the bus headed over to Myrtle Beach for some fun, sun, and lunch. At the end of the day, the group headed to Magiquest, a live action, magical amusement park. To cap off their day, the group will head to a local synagogue for dinner!
July 16, 2012
Bus E had a wonderful day in the South today! They started off with a lively Tefillah goals workshop in the morning, where each Wheelniks worked on his/her goal for the summer. Following this, they learned all about the beginning of the Civil War at the Fort Sumter Museum, which was then followed by another trip to the South Carolina Museum! All in all, it was quite the exciting start to another week on Wheels East!