There is plenty excitement. Some are even nervous. Delegates say good bye to loved ones and reunite with their friends from Leadership Conference. Everyone is excited to hear what each others plans are for the summer and how those last days of school played out. Most importantly everyone is just excited about Youth Tour and anticipating an awesome trip. After everyone checks in and gets settled in their rooms we go to dinner and orientation. Mama Sandy tells everyone a little about the trip and what to expect as well as what is expected of them. Emily Allen speaks to the group about her experiences on the Youth Leadership Council and encourages everyone that is interested to run for the Louisiana Youth Leadership Council position. After all the business is taken care of everyone is given the options to visit in groups in each others’ rooms, swim, watch movies or play. Most decide that this is a perfect opportunity for a pool party. They even made friends with a traveling baseball team from Alabama. The pool party made the hotel security a little nervous, but it was all innocent fun. Early bed check because we will board the bus very early in the morning headed for Tennessee.
Here’s what today’s bloggers have to say:
DeLauren is ALEC’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was getting to see everyone again. Especially at the pool party!
Her least favorite part of the day was nothing. It was all amazing. She couldn’t ask for a better day.
Today’s activities taught DeLauren we learned not to party too hard. A lot about everyone else and not to make security at the pool mad.
DeLauren would like to say to her loved ones back home…I love you all. I’m having the best time and we’re not even in Washington yet.
Dustin is WST’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was eating.
His least favorite part of the day was going over the itinerary.
Today’s activities taught Dustin to be respectful to other’s beliefs.
Dustin would like to say to his loved ones back home not to worry about him.
Mikalee is Jeff Davis’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was swimming.
Her least favorite part of the day was waiting for everyone to arrive.
Today’s activities taught Mikalee more about the Youth Leadership Council position.
Mikalee would like to say to her loved ones back home that she misses them already and to have fun while she’s gone.
She’s super pumped for this week! PARTY!!!!
To view our pictures from today go to the link below. We have 2 photo galleries one is from our Leadership Conference in March and the other is this week’s Youth Tour. New photos will be posted each night.
Photo Gallery: http://photos.youthtour.org/2009%20Youth%20Tour
***Please note that pictures from today and tomorrow may take a while to load on the internet because we will be uploading while riding on the bus. Thanks.