This morning everyone got a well deserved late start, as we did not leave our hotel until 9:15. We then headed a mere 20 miles to Cleveland and checked out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall of fame has offered something different each time we have traveled there. They have completely redone the signature wall, which features the autographs of everyone inducted into the hall of fame. The group was able to walk through an exhibit of Pinball machines (with free play) that had a music theme. There was also a new exhibit about the influence television has had on the industry. From the early days of The Ed Sullivan Show & American Bandstand, to the impact of MTV, Soul Train and Saturday Night Live, among others.
Finally we were homeward bound. As is custom I asked the students to write down what they thought was the best part of the trip. I was surprised at how many of them responded with Eastern State Penitentiary. I shouldn't say surprised, because the students talked a lot about that tour in particular. We have never been there before, but will definitely return in the future. I try to put in something for everyone. Individuals may not like every moment of the trip and every place we visit, but the goal is to find at least one place where they can say "That was amazing." The moment I enjoy the most is seeing the look on the students faces when they discover that "amazing" moment.
I would like extend a huge thank you to Lamers for their help organizing a phenomenal trip. An even bigger thank you goes out to our bus driver John who impressed everyone on the trip with his driving ability not only in New York, and specifically Midtown Manhattan, but also through the Allegheny Mountains. Finally a big thank you goes out to the students and chaperones for their help, cooperation, flexibility, and overall greatness this past week. At every turn and every stop I was proud of this group and how they acted and carried themselves. They truly made everyday a "Great day to be a WILDCAT"
Final Trip Stats:
Steps Taken Today - 9,098
Steps Taken Overall -74,851
States Visited - 07
Movies Watched - 4.75 We added Hoosiers driving through Indiana of course, and 3/4 of the movie We Are Marshall there was an issue playing the movie after a rest stop in Ohio
Cups of Coffee - 10 (of which I would consider 2 of them "good" cups of coffee)
Purple Powerade Zeros Consumed - 03
Mr. Yeska's final cribbage record against Mr. Barbarich 2-9 with an additional win in a doubles game
Two decent songs to summarize the trip: Because we stopped at the Rock and Roll HOF, and were given a lot to think about on this trip Reflections - The Supremes
Finally since we saw a decent amount of America I submit for your consideration - America - Simon & Garfunkel
Two final quotes to remember from the trip, First from Nick Wilbert, who insisted on reminding us "No Yelling on the Bus" and from Mr. Yeska "NO STOMPING THE BLEACHERS...THANK YOU"
|Sure plays a mean pinball|
|He's a Pinball Wizard|
|Ladies & Gentlemen...The Beatles!|
|LONG LIVE ROCK!|