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Friday, June 13, 2014

Senior Trip 2014: Days 3 & 4

Live report from the "Last Day" of the Yeshivah of Flatbush 2014 Senior Trip:

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 6:51am
Location: Somewhere in Virginia
We are on the same coach bus that we have been sitting on since 6:30am Thursday morning. All that I can say is that we are all tired from sitting all day/ night. Being on this bus for 12+ hours definitely created some great memories though; between taking pictures in each state that we pass, having relay races at each pit stop, and sharing the little electronics that have not died yet and breaking out into our last kumzitz as a grade.

So how exactly did we get to this point?

It all started yesterday, Thursday, at 6:00am. We woke up and headed for whitewater rafting in Tennessee. It was pouring rain and we were all dreading going out on the river. However, once we got to the river side the rain stopped and the sun began to shine. The experience whitewater rafting was so amazing! It was probably one of the best parts of our senior trip. Once all of us showered and dried off, we were expecting to go back to Atlanta for a late lunch and the head straight for the airport.
They say when we plan, G-d laughs. Hashem certainly had other plans for us. One of our two flights home were canceled. The flight that was not canceled flew back to New York with more than 30 students and faculty. The canceled flight with 100 students and faculty had to find another back to New York to make it in time for Shabbat and graduation on Sunday. We decided that the fastest route home would be to drive from Atlanta to New York. We stopped by a supermarket, bought a bunch of food for our road trip and headed back for Brooklyn.
So now you all know how we got to this point on a random highway in Virginia. Even though our trip took some unexpected turns it was truly an unforgettable experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
~Francine Shamosh, Senior Council