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Home Stretch

We started our day this morning with a visit to the Boston Public Market. This was a change of plan due to rain this morning, but everyone agreed it was a great place to visit. The Boston Public Market has a diverse array of local artisans – students ate yummy crepes and donuts, sampled teas and coffees, had kumbacha, crème soda, pretzels, ramen and more! It was a great time and the students all enjoyed it.

From the Public Market, we journeyed by train to the Museum of Fine Arts. Here we divided into groups and explored the diverse artwork and artifacts of the museum. We saw Monet, Greco-Roman artifacts and coins, mummified Egyptians, A

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Trading Places

We had a little later start this morning which was appreciated by everyone! We started the morning with a walk through Boston Gardens on our way back to Harvard. The groups went to the opposite museum of yesterday. On our way there, we explored a little bit of the beautiful Harvard campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we finished at the museums, we traveled to Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers – a famous burger place in Harvard Square. The burgers were great, and the students enjoyed the meal tremendously. When we were done with lunch, we separated into two new groups to explore new locations

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Artifacts, History, and America’s Pastime

 

After a late night last night at the Boston Pops, we journeyed out early this morning to visit the USS Constitution. We took a ferry across the Boston Harbor which was a beautiful, but chilly voyage. The USS Constitution was an amazing ship, and we had a great tour guide. We learned about the ship’s history, why it was called Old Ironsides, how it was created, what wood was used (there was a Florida connection there!), and all about its battles and life on board. Ask an 8th grader what they learned. We saw four different decks of the ship climbing through ladder wells to get between the floors. Some of us could walk without du

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Cars, Planes, Buses, and Trains, Oh My!

Our journey started bright and early at the Orlando International Airport. Students arrived at 5 am(!), and we proceeded quickly through security. Everyone was excited to be there, although tired, too. For many of us, this wasn’t our first plane ride – 20 of us have traveled by plane to destinations more than seven hours away! But for two students, this was a new experience for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We traveled over 1120 miles, and the temperature dropped 30 degrees between Orlando and Boston. We landed in Boston shortly before 10 am, and the adventure began. We have been going non-st

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Mama, I’m Coming Home

“I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

There is no way to adequately communicate how proud you would be of these students and the way they have pushed themselves through very early mornings like today. The bags were packed, meals eaten, and buses departed by 7am. There was noticeable excitement on the bus to get home and see parents, pets, and even a few siblings.

The teachers, administrators, and chaperones made a collective decision that arriving at 11:30pm was not going to cut it so the trip blogger got promoted to travel Nazi, and we

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Independence And Providence 

But by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me. – George Washington

Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet! I had seventeen fair fires at him with my rifle and after all could not bring him to the ground – A Native American fighting Washington in the French and Indian War

Our last day in Williamsburg started off a bit slower and (sigh) baconless. I guess the hotel learned their lesson. We bussed over

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Monumental Men With Monumental Flaws

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

The day started early again, but the students quickly revived when bacon made its first breakfast appearance. There is no way our hotel was prepared for the amount of bacon our students consumed. You just don’t think you’ll ever have to make rules like ‘one cereal bowl full of bacon per person.’

After consulting our Apple Watches and Fit-bits, Tanner Dietel gets the award for most steps in a single day at (are you ready?) 26,610! The commitment of the Dietel men to this trip is only surpassed by the pig who provided our bacon.

 

 

 

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Patriots and Patrons

If this be treason, make the most of it – Patrick Henry making his case for independence in Colonial Williamsburg

We traveled forward about 150 years from the Jamestown settlement today to tour Colonial Williamsburg, the capitol of Virginia from 1676-1780, named after King William. Thanks to money from John D. Rockefeller, the entire colonial center from this era has been perfectly restored and staffed. The students, dawned with breeches and doublets, were able to visit the blacksmith, printers, silversmith, gaol (jail), the House of Burgesses, the old governors palace, and many other 18th century businesses. We got a glimpse of what trial

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Sailing, Settling, Starving And Surviving

Field trip
noun
1. a trip made by students or research workers to study something first hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No time wasted on this trip! We ‘slept in’ until 6:45 and then down to breakfast in the hotel. Today is our visit to historic Jamestown. Jamestown is the oldest permanent English settlement in the New World preceded only by the English ‘lost colony’ at Roanoke and, of course, the Spanish settlements including St. Augustine.

Thanks to the expert knowledge of the National Park Service, we quickly learned that life on the settlement was more difficult than Disney’s

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Road School

Are we there yet? Why don’t they turn on those TVs? How are we still in South Carolina? Can we watch the NBA playoffs where we are going? Is there Wifi on this bus? Did someone use the bus toilet? Was I supposed to bring a toothbrush?

In just about the time it would have taken us to fly to Tokyo, our bus caravan made it through five states to Williamsburg, VA. We battled device withdrawal, car sickness and Avengers: End Game spoilers, but we are here. A huge thanks to our teachers and administrator, Leslie Sherrick, Sarah Davenport and Keira Raesly, for all they did to get us here!

 

Our day started early at TGS. We divid

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The Geneva School
The Geneva School
November 20, 2019
  • US - B Schedule

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • K4 - Happy Harvest Program

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • US Mentor Groups

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • 1st Gr - Florida Native Festival

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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November 21, 2019
  • US - C Schedule

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Lake Mary Prep (home)

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs Lake Mary Prep

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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November 22, 2019
  • US - A Schedule

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Progress Reports Sent Home (3rd-6th)

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Performance

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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November 23, 2019
  • JCL Fall Forum

    Date: November 23, 2019 - November 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
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November 20, 2019
  • US - B Schedule

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • K4 - Happy Harvest Program

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am- 11:00 am
    See more details

  • US Mentor Groups

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Florida Native Festival

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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November 21, 2019
  • US - C Schedule

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
    See more details

  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Lake Mary Prep (home)

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
    See more details

  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs Lake Mary Prep

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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November 22, 2019
  • US - A Schedule

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Progress Reports Sent Home (3rd-6th)

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
    See more details

  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Performance

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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November 23, 2019
  • JCL Fall Forum

    Date: November 23, 2019 - November 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
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