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Bonding in Boston! – Boston/Washington Community Service

An update from Boston/Washington Community Service:

Dear Parents,

We’re just two days into our Boston adventure, but that’s all it took for our group to bond together and take Boston by storm.

The whole team met up for the first time at the Boston University residence. We had an orientation, along with some Boston trivia. Eli dazzled us with his knowledge of Paul Revere. Our game of Everybody’s It had, for the first time in the history of the game, a clear winner: congrats to Tremayne, who tagged everybody out! We then headed over to the residence dining hall, where the range of food was incredible! By far the dessert of choice was the waffles, made fresh from the dining hall waffle maker. Andrew, Hannah, and Cristina taught the rest of us that whipped cream and maple syrup on a waffle is a winning combination.

The last stop of the day was at a bowlerama, where we dominated the lanes for an hour. There were many memorable performances, not the least of which was Cristina knocking down a pin – in the lane beside hers! Danielle was the bowler of the night for her many strikes and spares. Even as we headed back to the residence, there was one more surprise to come: Julian succeeded in rattling off a complete list of all the US presidents from memory in under 30 seconds.

Our bicycle tour of Boston showcased our athleticism and teamwork. We bounced around all the historic sites, including the USS Constitution. The Trip Leaders were exhausted from trying to keep up with our cycling superstar Lexie!  For lunch, we invaded the Quincy Market. Our lunchtime activity was the game Trade-Up, where Kaylee and Gwen’s group returned with a London 2012 torch.  Our night time activity was to prepare our programming for volunteering at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. We shared ideas about what leadership and community service mean to us, and Jordan, Jessica, and Allie had some especially insightful comments.

Can’t wait to see what the next few days will bring! Two comments before we sign off: thanks to Sarah, for helping us practice our French, and thanks to Lea for packing two of everything just in case anyone forgot something at home!

 The Westcoast Blogger

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