What a great start to what will be a fantastic trip! The group woke up bright and early to meet at the FAB at 5:30 am. We packed up the buses and we were on our way to New Orleans at 6! After getting through the city without any traffic problems, we stopped at Chickfila for some much needed breakfast before the long trip ahead of us.
Everybody slept for about an hour more, and we arrived at the first stop on our trip – the Tuskeegee Institute and Airman Museum! We first toured the George Washington Carver Museum, and learned all about how Dr. Carver made much more than the peanut and had a big impact on our groceries today. After that we took a short drive over to the Tuskeegee Airman Museum there we learned about how these people that were apart of the experiment were the first people of color to be allowed to fly. They fought in World War 2 and even after fighting so hard, they came home to racism and discrimination. We all felt so sad about that fact.
After we finished touring the museum, fascinated over the cool planes hanging there, we were back on the road. We stopped for a quick lunch and kept going.
At last we arrived in New Orleans – after a four hour drive and three bathroom stops! The first glimpses of the city made everyone very excited to explore the city this week. We checked in to our hotel and headed out for dinner.
The first taste of New Orleans was a good success, and everyone was left very satisfied. Some went to a Thai place, some went to Daisy Duke’s – a good New Orleans style cooking place, and some settled for Domino’s because they were just ready for food. Whatever we ate, we all met back together at the hotel for a team meeting to debrief and make plans for tomorrow. The group at last called it a night, looking forward to what was in store!
Austin Geter, 10th grade