2019 Williamsburg Trip

Friday, May 31st


Darkness, daybreak
Charter bus awaits
Last bite of breakfast
Last hugs goodbye.
The Dennison Eagles are ready to fly!

Camaraderie, kindness
Excitement galore.
A hike through the terminal
No Starbucks is seen.
The Dennison Eagles are standing by!

Resting, polite,
Plane flight a delight
Most have traveled before
So nothing surprises.
Dennison Eagles are making us proud.
-Written By: Mrs. Yoder-

Today marked the beginning of our Williamsburg 2019 Adventures! After a bit of a turbulent flight, we arrived safely in Richmond, Virginia.  The historic Jamestown settlement was our first stop, where we watched people make beautiful blown glass. Many of us made our first souvenir purchase here! Along with the blown glass, we got our first glimpse of the James River. A few of us thought it was a lake... Let's just say, clearly Colorado rivers do not compare to the east cost rivers. 

A short while later we headed to dinner, followed by the hotel, got settled in our rooms and quickly left for our first evening program, Defense of Our Liberty. Everyone experienced what it was like to be an American Soldier during the 
Revolutionary time period. The soldiers shot muskets, and treated us like we we knew recruits for the American Army.  We all had to practice marching in various ways. It was a lot harder than many of us realized; really had to pay close attention and work as a team.  The capper this wonderful day consisted of chasing and catching fireflies, followed by a quick dip in the pool. Needless to say, day one of the Williamsburg trip was amazing! 

Williamsburg -Day 1 Video

Saturday, June 1st

Day 2
As we sat at breakfast nice and early,
A storm came in with quite some fury.
But do not fret,
Those droplets did not get
In the way of our first visit to Jamestown!

While at Jamestown we got to see,
what life was like in Virginia before you and me.
From aboard the ship,
We heard about quite a trip,
Of what it took to get here in 1607.
Many of students were thanking heaven,
That none of them had to make that voyage,
Or learn how to farm, eat, or use the foliage. 
From the creation of the Virginia Company,
To seeing how the Powhatan Indians lived in harmony,
Jamestown was full of many sights to see,
Before we left to see a part of the original Jamestown Colony.

At the Jamestown archeological site, the students loved to see
All the families of turtles living in the green algae.
We saw some statues of prominent people,
And even a beautiful church with a steeple.
 About this time the students began to get hangry,
Thank goodness we headed back to fill their tummies.

After lunch, we headed down the street
To the town of Williamsburg. Wow what a treat!
The various trades shops were just the start,
Many students said this was their favorite part.
We are headed back to Williamsburg on day 3, 
Be excited for all that we will continue to see!

After eating a delicious Italian dinner,
It was time for the evening program, which was the winner
For the most memorable event so far.
During the program  we were able to sing and dance,
And learning the importance of the work day stance. 
The slaves had to work and strive,
To create a solid work day pace and not risk their own lives. 

Overall, I bet you can gather, that Day 2 was a blast,
however, most were just ready to finally get in the pool at last. 

-Written By: Miss Choun-

Williamsburg-Day 2 Video
Williamsburg-Day 3 Video

Williamsburg-Day 4 Video 

Williamsburg-Day 5 Video

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