Cali’s Calling! – California & The Canyons

After our start in the bay city of San Francisco, we have moved on with a bang to the camping portions of our California trip! From Northern to Southern California, we have been playing outside, sleeping in the great outdoors, and playing games by the campfire! Our first stop was in Tahoe. As our bus […]

Our Excitement is not at Bay in San Fancisco! – California & The Canyons

Nervous excitement floated around us as our crew arrived in SFO jumping off what will be the #summerofalifetime.  After grabbing snacks and starting to make connections we headed to the beautiful scene that lies outside our windowpanes. The Embassy Suites sits on the bay and is situated next to a lagoon perfect for runs with […]

Surfing, Sand, and Smiles – Californian Extravaganza

    In San Diego we got to celebrate yet another birthday… Happy birthday miss Hallie K! She can tell you how captivated she was having seen the giraffes from the bus tour at the San Diego Zoo, and how excited trip members were to learn that their presence alone helped to aid the well […]

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

As we made our way to Utah we stopped at Zion National Park where most of the trip members saw some deer as we entered the park. We then stopped for dinner at Chuckwagon Cookout where we were able to look at some movie sets in their museum. Trip members enjoyed stepping onto the movie […]

So Long, Sprint-ees! California Sprint

After leaving beautiful Ventura we headed straight for Universal Studios! When we arrived, we took a park tour and visited the actual sound stages where celebrities hang out and film shows and movies. We were attacked by dinosaurs and saved by King Kong himself, right before helping the Fast and Furious crew save the day! The next day we […]

Magical Times with Magical People! – California & the Canyons

  Hello Parents and Friends of Cali and the Canyons, Please, no pictures! Our trip members embodied their inner celebrity while walking down the famous Rodeo drive. Thanks to a ‘misunderstanding’, Sammy was mistakenly recognized as “that guy from that T.V show”, as ordinary people made their way to take a picture with him! As […]

Cruising through California

Hey Trip 16 followers, Here’s a quick update from our stay at Lake Tahoe.  Our adventures started with a white water rafting trip – a first for the majority of us. Although some of the trip members were nervous prior to the ride, we all ended up having a great time (with some of us […]

Soaking up the Sun by Lake Tahoe

We kicked off America’s 239th birthday with a voyage south to the beautiful and lush Lake Tahoe. The staff decorated the bus with streamers, posters and window decals in red, white and Old Glory Blue. We played trivia games, learned some fun-facts (for instance: did you know that Americans consume 100 acres of pizza every year?) […]

Friends, Food & Fun! – California and the Canyons

Hello Parents and Friends of Cali and the Canyons, It’s been an eventful week and our trip members have just begun to enjoy their Hollywood experience. Our week began with camping in Lake Tahoe, where our group worked together to create a wonderful camping experience.  Jesse, our very own Iron Chef, manned the grill at […]