As the students leave they will find over time that the friendships formed on this trip will sustain the distance between hometowns. Likewise, the memories made will last forever. Here are a few of those memories:
Suitcases so big students could fit in them.
The Holiday Tour bus that became home away from home.
Clarence Robinson, the hardest working man of the bunch. We were blessed to have such a sweet man keeping us safe on the roads through the summer.
Dinner the first night and the first group picture at Joe Huber's Family Farm in Indiana
Visiting the United States Air Force Academy and Cadet Chapel in Colorado, Springs
Riding the train through the Colorado mountains between Silverton and Durango
Dinner Chuckwagon style at the Bar D Ranch with entertainment from the Bar D Wranglers (Durango, CO)
Playing on the formations at Arches National Park in Utah
Riding the ski lift to the top of Snow King Mountain in Jackson, WY
Seeing the Grand Teton Mountain Range in Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park (complete with Old Faithful and walking within ten feet of a buffalo)
Horseback riding at the 360 Guest Ranch in Montana
Rafting down the Flathead River near Polson, MT
Rocking out in their own music video at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle, WA
Fourth of July fireworks in Seattle
The fearless leaders (Amber, Glenn, Nathan, and Molly)
Birthday celebration including karoke/dancing with DJ Deb in Gold Beach, OR
Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Sausalito.
Walking Hollywood Boulevard and the walk of stars.
Hanging out at Laguna Beach, CA...
...And swimming in the Pacific Ocean
Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Taking the Pink Jeep tour through the Sedona Red Rocks
Experiencing the desert and 100+ degree weather in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas.
Visiting the Alamo in San Antonio, TX
Getting overjoyed about the sight of a Chic-Fil-A
Walking down Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA
The last night as a group spent singing karaoke at the Bourbon Cowboy in New Orleans (the last group picture)
Signing off for the last time- GWT 2015