Senior Trip 2013 Update

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Brother Nate, Mr. Graves, and Mrs. Tidrick, along with the Class of 2013, departed from Rosemount at approximately 5:20 a.m. Our journey, which included good traveling weather, had us staying the night in Florence, KY.  The young people enjoyed Cracker Barrel for dinner. On Saturday morning we were privileged to visit the Creation Museum all morning. We grabbed a bite to eat afterwards and then traveled to Alexandria, Virginia where we would stay for the next five nights.

Click here to view pictures of the Senior Trip 2013.

On Sunday morning, which was Mother’s Day, we departed for Lighthouse Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virgina and had a 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and an 11 a.m. Morning Worship Service with them. Pastor Bishop honored four ladies in the church during a special Mother’s Day service. Afterward, we took our traditional group picture by their church sign.

With a quick bite to eat at McDonald’s nearby, we left for the Arlington National Cemetery. The young people enjoyed seeing the Visitor’s Center, the Arlington House, and the site where John F. Kennedy was buried. We took pictures of the class in the Memorial Amphitheater, but not before we had the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Nate, Randal, Liz, and Meghan were privileged to do so representing First Baptist School in a 3:10 p.m. wreath-laying ceremony. We attended Independent Baptist Church on Sunday evening.

Click here to view the First Baptist School Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

On Monday morning, the Class of 2013 toured the Pentagon at 9 a.m. then moved on to a tour of the Library of Congress. Afterward we walked to Union Station for lunch, then made our way to the United States Capitol for a tour there. We had a staff-led tour from Congressman John Kline’s office. Afterward, we checked out the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.

Tuesday morning we visited all of the memorials as we trekked around the Tidal Basin. Lunch was at the Ronald Reagan Building. We then visited the National Archives, Ford’s Theater, and then did some souvenir shopping. We then had a scheduled time for the US Holocaust Museum. After this, we ate at the Pentagon City Mall.

On Wednesday, we went to the National Zoo, then had lunch at McDonald’s. We visited the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History on the National Mall. We then visited the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. We had supper at Olive Garden. We attended church at Independent Baptist Church.

Thursday morning we departed and then attended Mount Vernon. Afterward, we went back to the hotel and gathered our belongings, and then checked out of the hotel. We departed for Sandusky, Ohio. After arriving, we settled in, and went to Ryan’s Steakhouse for supper!

On Friday, the class enjoyed the day at Cedar Point. We went out of the amusement park for a lunch at Dairy Queen. And at 5 p.m. we left for Goofy Golf and enjoyed some Go Karting and miniature golf. At the end of the day, we enjoyed dinner at Steak n Shake.

Saturday morning we left for Rosemount, and we were able to get in town around 7:45 p.m. due to a little Chicago traffic.

We had a wonderful time, and we praise the Lord for 2,767 miles of safety over the nine days!

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