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Day 15 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 15, 2019

This morning, we all woke up with a smile on our faces because we knew we were heading to Las Vegas. Our ride to Vegas consisted of everything from stunning, serene views of rock and mountain formations in Utah to the bustling city life of Vegas.  Once we arrived at the hotel, we were amused Continue Reading »

Day 14 – The Grand Canyon

Posted on July 14, 2019

by Micah Pierandri   This morning we made our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which was one of the most beautiful, breath-taking places I’ve ever seen. We took a hike for about thirty minutes around the north rim and then stopped to meditate (and take group photos of course!). There’s a Continue Reading »

Day 13 – Zion National Park

Posted on July 13, 2019

We woke up and ate some breakfast before heading on our four hour drive to Zion National Park. Once we got to Zion, we hiked a bit and then stopped to talk about the impact of National Parks and what good they do for our society. After that discussion, we kept hiking a bit more Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 12, 2019

by Max Orston Day 12 started off with the shuffling of feet off the bus as our 7 hour overnight ride was coming to an end; we had reached Salt Lake City! While we were all excited, some of us, actually all of us were pretty tired. We headed to the local JCC, and let Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Denver and Boulder

Posted on July 11, 2019

by Drew Kolber   What drew me to write about today was that we were going to take a yoga class at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. My parents have been interested in visiting the Buddhist college for years, and I was so excited to experience it. This morning we packed up all our things Continue Reading »

Day 10 – Denver

Posted on July 10, 2019

By Hayden Goldberg   Today was a hard day, perhaps the hardest of the summer and that is precisely why I asked to write today’s journal. We started the morning by meeting with Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was killed in the 2013 Aurora, Colorado Movie Theatre shooting along with 11 other people. Sullivan, who Continue Reading »

Day 9 – Denver

Posted on July 9, 2019

By Ryder Moses Today, we hopped on the bus nice and early to begin our long ride to Denver. The ride was pretty smooth overall with a couple stops mixed in. Once we made it to Denver, we went to a park to meet advocates for people with disabilities. They represented the organizations Adapt and Continue Reading »

Day 8 – Dodge City

Posted on July 8, 2019

By Talya Cohen   We had a later start to the day today, and Billy gave us time after breakfast to pack our suitcases, which was a pleasant treat. Before departing on the bus from the hotel, we engaged in a civil, informational discussion about the environment and climate change to prepare for our speakers Continue Reading »

Day 7 – Oklahoma City

Posted on July 7, 2019

by Jonah Schulman    We started off today in Dallas listening to a speaker and author named William Federer about bringing Christianity into the U.S. and U.S. government. This was the opposite view point of the discussion we had in Little Rock about the need to keep church and state separate. He began with an Continue Reading »

Day 6 – Dallas

Posted on July 6, 2019

By Kady Henry   For July 5th, we went from Little Rock, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas. The day started off with a five hour drive. As a native Texan, I cultured fellow travelers on the fine cuisine of Wattaburger, where 8 of us ended up having lunch. Once we arrived in Dallas we met with Continue Reading »