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-stop ever since.

We have experienced multiple train rides all around the city and have learned some interesting facts about people in history and the city of Boston. We have climbed lots of stairs (32 flights), walked up and down hills (9.5 miles), and explored the Quincy Market, New State House, Boston Commons, the Skytower Observatory, and the Boston Public Library.

We learned some interesting facts including where the saying, “it costs an arm and a leg” comes from – you should ask an 8th grader after they get back to explain it! We learned about the sacred cod, the holy mackerel, and the pine cone on top of the state house. We were able to see beautiful and huge views of the city from the Observatory and learned all about the Boston Public Library.

We finished our day with a pizza dinner at the hostel and the Boston Pops where we saw Star Wars with the Boston Pops accompanying the movie. This was definitely a highlight of the day! Students also enjoyed the variety of food at the Quincy Market and the tours at the state house and the public library.

by Janet Andreasen, parent blogger

 

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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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    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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    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
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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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    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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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
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  • Progress Reports Sent Home (3rd-6th)

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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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
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November 20, 2019
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    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
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November 22, 2019
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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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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