Chadd was fortunate to travel to China with the Zhang during the winter break! What a great trip! Here Chadd stands on the Great Wall in Beijing! The Great Wall was mainly built during the Ming Dynasty, 1368 to 1644! Amazing!
Here is Chongqing City Center, one of China's Five National Central Cities...
Over the winter break, Chadd got to visit Australia with the Chow Family! Chadd had a great time visiting Sydney's Circular Quay where the Opera House is located. It was 102 degrees on this day so they were glad to be on the water! Here is 4th grader Natalie with Chadd on the north shore. You can see the Harbour Bridge in the background.
Chadd enjoyed visiting the giraffes and other animals at Sydney's Taronga Zoo this week.
Here is Chadd at Newcastle beach, about 150 miles north of Sydney. Weather is beautiful and surf is cold but refreshing!
Chadd goes to Florida with the Condelles Family James (3rd grade), Rebecca (1st grade) and William (age 2) took Chadd on an early holiday visit to Florida. Their first stop was Disney Springs in Orlando where he met the enormous Lego Dragon and took a ride on the carousel with some festive friends. The next day's adventure took them to Legoland in Winter Haven where he went to Lego driving school with James and met a life-size Lego Santa Claus, made out of thousands of bricks. Chadd then traveled north to Sanford for a stop at the Central Florida Zoo. He got to help feed the giraffes lettuce and met a Chadd look-alike on another carousel ride. Later, he went for a walk at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs to see their one mile long holiday lights display and got to meet the Grinch who wished him a very Merry Grinchmas! Chadd also spent a day exploring nature at The Springs in Longwood, a beach and swimming area connected to the Little Wekiva River. His favorite part was watching blue herons, egrets and other birds swoop in to catch fish. On his last full day in Florida, Chadd headed to Disney World's Magic Kingdom. He went with Rebecca to meet Disney's newest princess, Elena of Avalor and watched Cinderella's castle transform into a glittering ice palace for the holidays at night. It was a wonderful trip! HUGE THANKS Condelles Family for taking Chadd along!
Over the Thanksgiving weekend Chadd took a trip to New York City with Graham and Grace Haley.
took a ferry from Weehawken, NJ to midtown Manhattan. Then he took a
bus and taxi to the American Museum of Natural History, where he saw the
dinosaur exhibit. He had dinner at Tom's Restaurant, where they filmed
the popular television show, Seinfeld. Then Chadd took the subway back to the ferry!
Big thanks to the Haley family for bringing Chadd along!
Stella, Michael, and Lilly Tucker went on an adventure to the Galapagos Islands and Quito in Ecuador and brought along their good friend, Chadd the Charger! While in the Galapagos, they saw several different species of animals, including sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles, flamingoes, pelicans, sharks, and blue footed boobies. They snorkeled, visited a giant tortoise reserve, explored lava tunnels, built sand castles on the beach, ate ceviche, and went bird watching.
After the Galapagos Islands, they flew to Quito, which is the capital of Ecuador. There, they toured churches, played at the Parque Carolina playground, visited the monument on the equator and enjoyed the local cuisine. They also took a cable car to an altitude of 13,300 feet. Their favorite place was the Mindo Cloud Forest, where they ziplined 250 feet above the rainforest, hiked to several waterfalls and visited a chocolate factory, where they learned how chocolate was made!!!
It was a very fun experience for all! Thank you so much Tucker Family!
Chadd and the McCloskey Family had a stop in Memphis to see Graceland and some other tourist spots. Then headed on down to Lubbock, TX to drop Mrs. McCloskey's oldest daughter off for her Freshman year at Texas Tech University.
Chadd had a tour of the campus and got to hang out with Samantha in her dorm. It was a whirl wind of a trip but they all had fun getting Samantha settled before heading home for the start of the school year at CFES.