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Sunday, July 12, 2009

DCLA Day #3

Yesterday we took it a little easier on the sightseeing. Everyone was pretty wiped from walking around the day before.

In the morning the kids went to their first "Lab". This is a 2 1/2 hour session where they are in a large room filled with small group circles. Each of them was placed into a circle with 7 other kids from other groups. This is the real meat of DCLA, where the kids have guided discussions based around the theme. Everyone seemed to generally enjoy this.

After that we went and got lunch. One of the girls was able to meet up with her uncle who lives right outside the city.

We had a cool opportunity in the afternoon to see an advance screening of a movie that's coming out in January. We were all blown away by it. Click here to see the website.

Then we went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner, and back to the convention center for Big Room #2. Here are pictures:

Right now I'm readying for day 4. We've got Lab, and then we're taking most of the group to the Holocaust Museum (I was able to get advance tickets for a couple dollars each). After that we'll grab a quick dinner, go to a concert and then Big Room #3.

More to come later...