On Sunday we were all up and at ’em by 7 a.m. The boys loaded the trailer while the girls made 80 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and packed brown bag lunches for the team. After some cereal for breakfast and distributing some Valentine’s Day Blow Pops, we got on road at 9 a.m. on the button which was right on schedule. We drove to Washington D.C. where our first and main stop was the Holocaust Museum. Our theme for the day was Worth. The museum quite an emotional experience, and it really got everyone thinking about the value of human life. After several hours in the museum we walked the area taking in sites such as the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capital Building, the Vietnam Wall, and the Lincoln Memorial. While the team waited at the Lincoln Memorial, Danny, Giovanni and I took a taxi back to the busses and drove to pick everyone up. We got on the road around 6:30 p.m. We stopped in northern Virginia for dinner at Wendy’s, then did some grocery shopping for lunch supplies. After that we drove to Prince George, Virginia where we stayed at the IPHC Conference Center. The IPHC is a denomination similar to the Assemblies of God. I worked for the IPHC for a couple of years, and we are grateful for good relational connections! The facilities are really nice … the nicest we will be staying at for sure. From here on out … Air Matresses! lol! After unloading and sorting out our stuff, the team donated dozens of bags of clothing to Pastor Mario, a Spanish pastor who also works here at the retreat center. The ladies made lunch for tomorrow and we a great team meeting, debriefing our learnings. We got to bed around 1:30 a.m.
(Right now it’s 8:55 a.m. We’re gearing up to head down to Kill Devil Hills, NC where we will visit the Wright Brother’s Memorial. We will then drive to Virginia Beach to spend the night.)