Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dare to Dream Memories

March 21, 2017:  Arrival to Disneyland Hotel

After good flights and meeting interesting people on board of planes, we arrived to "rainy California."  We settled at the Disneyland Hotel and did a little bit of shopping before dinner.  It was so cold outside that after dessert, the girls rested and did homework.

There was a small group of teens at the Teen Room (Zafari) doing icebreakers such as Bingo and elevator speeches to introduce themselves.  I asked where the breakfast would be tomorrow before the day of service and I encountered the Exhibit Hall.

Tomorrow we have a big day of service ahead of us.  I do not like the rain, but the state needs it.  We just will have to wear layers!  The adventure begins!

Tuesday 3/21: By Sahanya

Today, Mrs. Clay, Mrs. Omelia, Mason, Cooper, and I headed off to California for the National Service Learning Conference. We boarded a plane to sunny Phoenix where we then took a connecting flight to Santa Ana. On our drive from Santa Ana to Anaheim, we got to know our driver who actually had lived in Oklahoma for a while! 

I found our hotel rooms really cute since they had little pillows on the bed that quoted lyrics from “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”. 

After relaxing for a little bit, Mason, Cooper, and I went to explore Downtown Disney. We visited tons of little shops and bought face masks to try later that night! 

Mrs. Clay met up with us for dinner which we ordered to-go since it started to rain. We ate in our rooms, got ready for bed, caught up on homework, and had fun, relaxing with our face masks on. 

We went to sleep pretty early so we could prepare for the Day of Service that was up ahead. Overall, it was a relaxing night following a tiring day of travel. 

This night was one of my favorites of the trip because I was able to get to know the girls I would be spending the rest of the week with on a closer level outside of school!