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. It rained on us for a brief moment, but we did not let it stop us. 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. 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 2011. Congratulations to Ryan Hitchens. We know he will make an excellent representative for us and everyone back home in Louisiana.
Here’s what today’s bloggers had to say:
Alex is ALEC’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was arriving in D.C. and seeing all the other states. It was a different state around each corner.
His least favorite part of the day was not being able to sleep on the bus.
Today’s activities taught Alex every time you meet new people you grow a little.
Alex would like to say to his loved ones back home Thank you for supporting and pushing me towards everything. I love yall!
THE TRIP JUST STARTED!!!!
Caitlyn is PCEMC’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was trading pins with students from different states.
Her least favorite part of the day was riding on the bus.
Today’s activities taught Caitlyn that meeting new people is fun!
Caitlyn would like to say to his loved ones back home…I love and miss yall!
Caitlyn thinks we should have more free time to meet students and collect pins. (Side note…Caitlyn will have plenty time to do that tomorrow.)
Rebecca is BECI’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was seeing the Natural Bridge.
Her least favorite part of the day was riding on the bus all day.
Today’s activities taught Rebecca after watching the video about the White House that it had caught on fire and burned during a war.
Rebecca would like to say to his loved ones back home---Everyone would love the hills and driving through the Appalachian Mountains. I know they’re jealous!!
Ashley is PCEMC’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was getting off the bus…FINALLY! Getting to see some sights.
Her least favorite part of the day was trying to find a comfortable position on the bus.
Today’s activities taught Ashley to be patient while on the bus and she also made new friends.
Ashley would like to say to her loved ones back home…I miss yall lots! And can’t wait to come home to boiled crawfish.
Ashley would also like to thank PCEMC for the extra spending money.
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.