USY on Wheels, Bus D (Pacific Northwest)
July 14, 2013
Today is the day! It’s cruise time! The group was so excited when they woke up this morning for this much anticipated adventure. Once they checked in settled themselves in a little bit, they met on the deck for improv games, had an awesome dinner, and saw a show in the evening. Bon Voyage!
July 12, 2013
The group is headed back to Seattle! They crossed the border, did laundry, went Shabbat shopping and then welcomed Shabbat all together. They are looking forward to a relaxing and fun Shabbat and of course, they are super excited for the cruise coming up! Shabbat Shalom.
July 11, 2013
PNW had an awesome Thursday! They davened together in the morning and then was off for a fun day. They went to Capilano Suspension Bridge and also Stanley Park where they enjoyed their lunch. In the evening, they had a wonderful Israel program that the Wheelniks really loved.
July 10, 2013
Pacific Northwest had a phenomenal day today in Vancouver! Their first highlight of the day was seeing Grouse Mountain, a beautiful mountain that provides a breathtaking view. The group stayed to enjoy their lunches there. Then, they put their skate shoes on and headed to the Richmond Oval, which was the same venue of the speed skating events in the 2010 Olympics! After their skating adventure, they went back to their hotel for a delicious dinner and fun pool party with some of the USYers from Richmond too. Awesome!
After giving their thanks and saying goodbye to their host homes, it was time to say goodbye Seattle and hello Vancouver! They went to the beautiful Meadowdale Beach Park and then a tour of the Boeing Factory. Pretty awesome! Later on, they crossed the border and had a fun Israel program to celebrate! Then, they were off to their host homes for the rest of the evening to get ready for a fun filled day tomorrow.
July 8, 2013
Pacific Northwest began their morning by davening shacharit and learning about Rosh Chodesh, a New Month. Then, they were off for an awesome day! They went on an Underground Tour, a guided walking tour beneath the city’s sidewalks and streets, saw the cute neighborhood of Pioneer Square, and then visited Pikes Place, an outdoor market and the home of the original Starbucks, which is still open today! In the evening, they met up with Bus C at the Mariner’s baseball game! It was the perfect ending to a full and fun day.
July 7, 2013
What a great day for Pacific Northwest! The group woke up, davened shacharit together,ate breakfast, made lunches, and then were off for a full day of fun. They went to Gas Works Park, a beautiful area to sit and have a picnic. Then, they went to Theo Chocolate Factory Tour (yum!) Finally, Fremont Troll which is a quirky and fun full of creativity and some little shops to see. Later in the evening, the group had a SATO program called “Teen Feed”. After that, their host homes picked them up and it was lilah tov to PNW!