USY on Wheels, Bus H (Mission: Mitzvah)
July 30, 2013
The group began their day davening shacharit, eating breakfast, and making lunches. After that, they loaded the bus and said their goodbyes to the Grand Canyon and got super excited for Las Vegas! On the way, they stopped at Red Rock Canyon for another gorgeous overlook. Later in the day, the group arrived at their host shul, had dinner, and went back to their home hospitality for the night and did some much needed laundry!
July 29, 2013
Bus H began their day at sunrise in the gorgeous Grand Canyon. For shacharit, they each found a spot to daven alone with the beautiful scenery surrounding them. Later on, it was time for a hike! Everyone had an awesome time and were still amazed at just how beautiful it is there. After the hike, the Wheelniks took a nap and then had a tye-dye activity to make cool t-shirts for themselves. On top of an already amazing day, they concluded the evening by having an evening bonding program and stargazing time.
July 28, 2013
Today, Bus H davened a creative shachrit in the morning that incorporated the game “Apples to Apples”. Then, they spent the day traveling to the Grand Canyon. The scenery that surrounded them on their journey was absolutely breath taking! When they arrived, they got their first peak of the Grand Canyon at the Visitor Center! Then, they went to the IMAX and learned a lot about the history. After that, they ate a delicious dinner and had an evening bonding program based on focusing on their positive attributes. Finally, everyone went to bed early to prepare for an awesome day tomorrow.
July 26, 2013
This morning, Bus H davened shacharit together and learned about the Ahavah Rabah prayer. Then, they had a wonderful time volunteering at St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance. They made 600 boxes of canned foods! That’s amazing! Later on, they toured the adorable Stuffington Bear Factory. Then in the evening, the group settled in and welcomed Shabbat together.
July 25, 2013
The group began their day davening shacharit, eating breakfast, and making lunches. Then, they had a long drive but eventually made it to Phoenix! They went to the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, where they were able to get a win over the Chicago Cubs. It was a really fun evening for the group!
July 24, 2013
Happy Wednesday from Bus H! In the morning, they davened shachrit together and concluded their learning of the Amidah blessings. Then, they spent their day at Road Runner Food Bank. They bagged cereal for their breakfast program and sorted out produce to provide only fresh fruit. Later on, they went to the Balloon Museum. In the evening, they went to the Hinkle Family Fun Center. The name really describes the place well because it’s filled endless activities for the kids to participate in. They also concluded their color war competition and the Green Team came out victorious. Congrats guys! What an awesome day for the group!
July 23, 2013
Bus H began their day with shacharit and learning about the Halleluyah prayer. Through their travel from Amarillo to Albuquerque, they stopped at Cadillac Ranch, an awesome site on Route 66 where old Cadillac’s are buried into the ground and covered in decades worth of spray paint. The Wheelniks had to opportunity to leave their mark on the cars as well. When they reached Albuquerque, they spent time at Old Town Albuquerque to shop around and take pictures and then headed for the Rattlesnake Museum. It was also the first official day for Bus H Color War 2013! Tonight’s activity was trying to get the most points during pool races and other fun games. What an awesome day for Bus H!