California Trip

2014 California Trip

Our students at the University of San Diego, California

 

During Spring Festival¬†of 2014, seven of our Kenneth’s English students traveled from Jilin to California. They spent seventeen days creating incredible memories. Our trip included San Francisco, LA, San Diego and Yosemite National Park.

We stayed in rented private residences. Theyranged from a Chalet in Yosemite, a hilltop home overlooking Los Angles, to a “Painted Ladies” type townhouse in the historic Castro district in San Francisco.

We drove in an 18 foot extended van and traveled across California at our own pace. We ¬†stopped and did sight-seeing as we pleased. Not being part of a formal tour group allowed us to change our plans as we saw fit. It also allowed us to do some very targeted shopping for specific requests from our student’s friends and families. Our students were particularly fond of the iphone and brand name cosmetics. Their friend and families were very pleased with the gifts.

In addition, our students were guests for two days at The Parker School in San Diego. The Parker School has more students admitted to Ivy League colleges than any other prep school in America. It was an amazing experience. The Parker School was a most gracious host, (Thanks, Tim).

Our students loved the California trip.

 

 

 

 

Redwood in Muir Woods near San Francisco, California

Redwood in Muir Woods near San Francisco, California

 

Jackie Chan's star in LA's "Walk of Stats"

Jackie Chan’s star in LA’s “Walk of Stats”

 

Warner Brothers Studio Harry Potter exhibit

Warner Brothers Studio Harry Potter exhibit

 

 

Our Students at Disneyland, California

Our Students at Disneyland, California

The coffee shop set used on "Friends" TV show

The coffee shop set used on “Friends” TV show

 

Universal Studios, California, Entrance

Universal Studios, California, Entrance

About Ken Hayes, M.Ed.