Recently I had my first experience touring on a Greyhound bus. It was a protracted trip from Knoxville Tennessee to Detroit Michigan. I was not excited in regards to the concept of a protracted bus journey residence after an extended go to at my dad’s home. I drove right down to Knoxville with my brother to visit my dad. But, my brother needed to leave after a few days and my dad wanted me to remain longer so that I might assist him with just a few issues. The plan was for me to stay for a week or two and he was going to buy a plane ticket in order that I may get again. My dad instructed me that the price of a aircraft ticket was truly cheaper than driving, or at least in the same ballpark.
Hey Lakemom, great lens and congrats on being a Rocket Mom. I was invited, however after all, I’m a Dad, not a Mom. I love Washington DC, my dad lived within the area for 20 years. Some other great locations to visit while you are within the space but will want transportation to get to are Mt Vernon, the home of George Washington and the home of the Naval Academy in Annapolis Md. Of course, there’s always Gettysburg, PA which is only a couple hours drive. The area is so wealthy with historical past.
Our remaining cease for this day was Tabgha, also on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the place where Yeshua feed the 5000. There is a German church there commemorating this miracle. A chapel has existed on this spot since not less than the 4th Century. Then we turned in for the night time, though most of us took a long walk into Tiberias to see what it was all about. It was stinky.
So – your challenge as a Troop leader is to make it completely different from a school field trip they might take. You can make it unique by the place you keep, the way you get there, what you see/do while you are there and maybe do a service challenge (how about placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Solder?!). You also can have the troop experience something they could not experience as a school group – The DC Metro! This is a great way to get around Washington DC and an excellent experience for everyone! There are additionally some Girl Scout patches (and I’m sure Boy Scout as nicely) that can be earned while in Washington DC.
Blackberry, Iphones, Droids, and other internet cellphone services are great for holidays. For e-mail communication, you may shortly reply while on the road (pulled over, of course!) with out taking a heavy laptop computer. While on the street, there are places that do not obtain a sign, but nowadays, many areas have protection that is increasing over time. When you’re stuck in the course of the desert or on high of a mountain with a flat tire, these are should-have instruments to name for roadside aid.