USY on Wheels, Bus D (Pacific Northwest)
July 22, 2013
PNW had an awesome Monday! They davened together in the morning and then was off for their last full day together. They went to Discovery Park, Kerry Park, and Ballard Locks. Then in the evening, the group had an end of the summer banquet. It was full of reflection, sharing favorite moments and memories, and recognizing just how strong of friendships they’ve made this summer. It was an unbelievable summer for them all and they will enjoy being together for one last time tonight.
July 21, 2013
Although the cruise had to come to an end, the group had an awesome day of sightseeing in Seattle to make up for it. They saw Olympic Sculpture Park, the Space Needle, and the EMP. The EMP, Experience Music Project, is an awesome museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture and a place where they can record their very own music videos! Then, they went to Target for some shopping and settled into their hotel to bond one last time together as a group.
July 19, 2013
Shabbat Shalom from PNW! They began their day davening shacharit and then heading out for an awesome excursion. When they got back, they had free time and lots of pool time! Later in the day, they had a crew talent show which was a lot of fun. Then, they welcomed Shabbat together, sang songs, and had a nice evening program.
July 18, 2013
PNW started off Thursday with Torah reading during shacharit, followed by breakfast. The group got to see Glacier Bay National Park. They walked around the boat to see all the different glaciers that surrounded them. They were given a bit of free time to be one with nature and it was definitely a beautiful scenery! After some bonding programs and dinner, the group got to see a show and headed to bed to prepare for an early morning.
July 17, 2013
It was a busy but exciting day for PNW! In the morning, the group davened shacharit, ate breakfast, and then went off on an excursion! Later in the day, everyone got together for a series of bonding programs, ate dinner, and then saw an awesome show! Then, everyone went back to their rooms and got some much needed sleep.
July 16, 2013
Happy Tuesday from Bus PNW! They began their day with shacharit and then participating in learning session with Rabbi Jim Rogozin. Then they broke into groups for another learning session called sichot, led by their staff. The rest of the day was spent off the ship and on an awesome excursion! Finally, the group ate a delicious dinner and then headed back to their rooms to get some sleep before another amazing Alaskan day.
July 15, 2013
The group woke up full of excitement to start their first full day cruising. In the morning, they ate breakfast and davened shacharit together. Then, they during the day, they had a Sports Court Challenge! A little later on, the Wheelniks went back to their rooms for some personal preparation for Tisha B’Av to begin. Then they all got together to read eicha and learn about this important day in Judaism.