I watched all my friends come brush their hair in front of this mirror so I decided I better do it too. Time to put on our Girl Scout vests. We always travel with them on.
I am taking another picture. I had to be careful not to get to close to the blue line.
Grrrrr, that's the wrong train.
A MESSAGE FROM MOM: Wow!!! What a trip. Way beyond anything I could have imagined. I had a few questions about how the troop paid to get there. The girls decided they wanted to visit the American Girl store when they were in third grade. For World Friendship that year the girls chose Mexico and I used the AG doll Josefina, to help teach the unit. It took three years of serious cookie selling to earn enough for all of them to go. It cost approximately $265 per girl(2001) . That covered airfare, admission to Shedd Aquarium, the Institute of Art, The Musical Review and dinner at American Girl, dinner at Rainforest Cafe and two nights stay at the Youth Hostel. We ate breakfast at the Youth Hostel each morning. The adults paid their own way.
The last thing I did before we got on the plane to come home was throw away all the maps and details I carried with me for the nearest Chicago hospital. When we first arrived in the city, you may recall the photo of Sarah pulling her suitcase and on top was a black duffle bag. That duffle bag carried all our emergency medical supplies. I take everything, just in case. Thankfully, we never had to open it, until we got back to Cleveland. Then Sarah collapsed, but with memories like what we just experienced, how could we complain. I have been so richly blessed to have all these wonderful girls in my life. Troop 1977, thank you.