This week I have the opportunity to be a chaperone for the Citizenship Washington Focus trip for youth from Iowa. There are 33 youth and 5 chaperones. The trip actually began yesterday, June 6, when we left Iowa at 7am, and will end once we return to Iowa on Saturday, June 13. Even though the trip started yesterday, I am saying that it officially started today, since we just rode in a bus all day yesterday.
Today, after driving another 3 hours to get there, we visited Gettysburg, PA. We then got to walk around the welcome center/museum for a few minutes. Then we loaded the bus again and headed off on our tour. We had a certified tour guide come on our bus, ride around with us, and tell us all facts and information you don't read about in your history books. (But don't ask me to repeat any of it.....there was so much information!) It has been a gorgeous day, so a day for some great pictures.
We are all at the National 4-H Center now, and begin our evening of activities at 5pm, that will continue until 11pm. My goal is to write about each days activities with some highlights and pictures. I also made a picasa site that I will be uploading my pictures, as well as some of the youth's pictures to this site for everyone to share.
You can find that here. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.