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Spring Break 2008

USA | Wednesday, 9 April 2008 | Views [340]

This year 14 WSU students went to New Orleans. We got down there with little to no troubles; the only problem was when I left my phone on the plane in New Orleans. Whoops! I got it back on the way back, so everything ended up alright on that end. 

Everything was better this year. Between Camp Hope (better beds, food, bathroom facilities) and a work site that kept everybody busy, it was an amazing experience. What was probably the most rewarding was the drive we took through our worksite from the previous year. Not only was the house I personally worked on done with a jungle gym for kids in the back yard, but Musician's Village, the larger area the house was in, has well over 40 houses in what used to be an empty lots. The houses are bright and cheerful, and to see Obama signs in the yards were an extra bonus.

It was a good group of people we were with. Some of the people who aren't so active in the Young Democrats in Pullman got to know all of us and feel included, which was really nice. We went out to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, the historical touristy part of the city, a few times while we were down there. People were celebrating St. Patrick's Day and beads were flying all over the place which made for more entertainment that I could ever begin to describe.

Overall the trip was a huge success. I loved every part of it, and am ready for whatever next year's Spring Break adventure ends up being.

Tags: new orleans, wsu young democrats

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