Today we were back on the road. This afternoon we stopped at Natural Bridge, Virginia. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The pictures just do not do this rock bridge any justice. It is truly a magnificent site. We hiked along the nature trails and saw an authentic Indian Village, water falls and the historic site where George Washington carved his initials in the rock after surveying the area. It was a great break in the day to get some exercise and take our minds off the long bus trip. After a couple hours it was time to board the bus to make our final trek into DC. We were greeted at the hotel by the Red Shirts. This year we have a Red Shirt representative, Neal from Louisiana. Red Shirts are former Youth Leadership Council Members that are here to help out for the week. After we checked into our rooms and got settled we had a pizza party at our hotel and voted on our Youth Leadership Council Representative for 2009. Congratulations to Carlin. We know he will make an excellent representative for us and everyone back home in Louisiana. Before bed check the guys got an ironing lesson from Ms. Addie, and they proved that they are very quick learners. I know they will be more than happy to help Mom do all the ironing when they return home!
Here’s what today’s bloggers have to say:
Joseph is Northeast’s delegate::
His favorite part of the day was going to the Natural Bridges and seeing the attractions. Arriving in DC was really awesome.
His least favorite part of the day was nothing. It was a pretty simple day.
Today’s activities taught Joseph to appreciate not only the most noticeable things in life, but also the small ones as well.
Joseph would like to say to his loved ones back home continue to pray and think about us.
Closing comments: PARTY!!!
Matt is Beauregard’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was seeing the Appalachian Mountains.
His least favorite part of the day was the National Geographic’s movie about Arlington we were forced to watch.
Today’s activities taught Matt how big the world is compared to me.
Matt would like to say to his loved ones back home—wish you were here!
Baby Fat!!! PARTY!!!
Asa is Claiborne’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was the visit to the Natural Bridge because it was really cool. I was surprised to see how big it was. I thought I’d be a tourist trap, but of course it wasn’t.
His least favorite part of the day was the wait in the bathroom…that is never fun.
Today’s activities taught Asa that if he is just himself, it’s a lot easier to make and keep friends.
Asa would like to say to his loved ones back home he misses all of you (Dad, Mom, Abby and Maggie). He wishes you could have seen the Natural Bridge, Dad, you would have loved it.
I’m sure you are all wondering about the PARTY! We do not go anywhere without yelling PARTY!!! It will even be part of their cheer tomorrow at Youth Rally.
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