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Trip Start Apr 10, 2006
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Trip End Apr 23, 2006


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Monday, April 17, 2006

April 16
Hello everyone! This is Mark and Kristin Y.

We are having a great time. The first thing we did today was have an Easter egg hunt during breakfast. Some of the mothers and Mrs. Yagi hid the eggs.

We then went to Bunker Hill Monument. This site is not Bunker Hill but Breed's Hill. They put the monument here any ways.

We climbed 293 steps to the top. It was tiring and crowded because so many people were climbing up and down at the same time. Some people's legs were wobbly or like spaghetti noodles when we got down.

We walked to the USS Constitution. Her nickname is Old Ironsides because the hull was so strong that no cannon ball ever went through her hull. They take here out on the Fourth of July (using a tugboat) and they put her in dock the opposite way so the ship can wear evenly over the years.

The bus picked us up and we drove around Boston Common. It is a large park in the City. We got off at the State Capital Building. The Dome is covered with gold - 13 pounds of 25 carat gold.

We walked to a cemetery (Granary Cemetery) were 3 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried: John Hancock, Robert Paine and Samuel Adams. Benjamin Franklin's family is buried here. Paul Revere's original tombstone is not there because too many people kept breaking of pieces.

We walked to Quincy Market for lunch and shopping. Kristin was in the mood for chowda. Mark had Philly Cheese steak but it was bad. We have to wait until we get to Philadelphia for the really Philly cheese steak.

Paul Revere's house was next. It was Wicked Cool because it was the oldest house in Boston - make of wood. Not many room there as we would have in our homes.

The trip to New Jersey was very long and boring. But we watched Harry Potter.
See you soon, folks in Hawaii.

Reporting Kristin Y. and Mark.
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stuckathms
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sounds fun!!!!
Sounds like you're having a lot of fun. we are having fun. bye!!!!

neelie
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ALOHA!
Hello! 5th graders! (and 'brave' teachers!)
I've been following all of you on your study tour and I'm so happy to see and read about all the things that you're learning. You are so lucky to be on this trip. Just remember to smile for me when you all take pictures. I'm like Mrs. Toita....envious that I can't be there with all of you! Some of the pictures of the ocean, parks, etc. were so beautiful!! It makes me feel like I want to paint them. Maybe one day, Mrs. Toita and I can go there and enjoy what you're enjoying. Until then, please enjoy the views for me! (...and be sure to experience all the things we don't see in Hawaii!) Keep your ears open for all the valuable bits of information that's being given to you, your eyes looking at everything around you and taking mental photographs, your mouth ready to speak at the appropriate times (able to tell what you have learned), and show your 'kuleana', 'mahalo', etc. wherever you go so we can all be proud of students from Hawaii, especially from Hongwanji Mission School. Have a most wonderful 'last half of the trip' and e-mail me IF you get a chance. Please take care of your teachers....they're getting up in years (Ha! Ha!) Much love to all of you! Mrs. Kawaguchi

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