Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chadd visits Disney with the Sheehan family!

Chadd had quite an adventure last week to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida with Jake Sheehan and his family. 

It all started with a two-day, eight-state drive down the interstate in a car loaded up with five adults, two kids, two Boston Terriers, a ton of luggage, and a horse (of course). Chadd got to get out and stretch his legs at the borders of North and South Carolina and even stayed the night in Kingsland, Georgia before reaching our final destination in Disney World. 

Over the course of five days, Chadd got to experience all four Disney theme parks and ride, safely, in some really cool attractions and roller coasters. As much as he enjoyed the rides, Chadd's favorite parts of the trip were stopping to meet cool Star Wars characters including Chewbacca and BB-8. He also had the obligatory "in front of the castle" photo before heading back on another two-day trek! He had a great time with Jake but he's excited to be back home with his CFES family. Thank you Sheehan family!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chad's Visit to Argentina with Ela Mitra and Family During Spring Break

Chad stayed in Buones Aires for first two days of the trip and visited various landmarks such as Pink Presidential palace, San Martin’s house, Tango Theatre, Opera Theatre, River Plate soccer stadium and Cathedral in Lujan.

Next he traveled to Patagonia region and visited El Calafate, land of many glaciers. He visited national park and Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate. 

Finally, Chad went to Ushuaia, which is the southernmost human settlement (the end of the world) and took a cruise on the Beagle channel to see the sea lion island and other islands.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chadd went to Hawaii with the McGinnity Family over the spring break!

The McGinnity Family brought Chadd along on their Spring break trip to Hawaii!!!

Chadd stayed with the McGinnity family on O’ahu and joined Matt and Lauren on many adventures!  First, they climbed a steep mile up to the top of Diamond Head for a spectacular view of Waikiki and the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean.  

Chadd then got to see lots of marine life at the Waikiki aquarium, watched Matt and Lauren swim with a dolphin, hiked to the Makapu’u lighthouse on the southeast shore of the island, explored tide pools and found lots of fish, hermit crabs and sea urchins,  boogie boarded in the Hawaiian surf, snorkeled in Hanauma Bay, and hiked to Manoa Falls to see a beautiful water fall!!!

HUGE THANKS to the McGinnity Family for an amazing trip to Hawaii!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Chadd went to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador with the Marcotte Family!

Chadd went with Sophia & Emma Marcotte on a tour with National Geographic to the Galapagos and Quito, Ecuador!!!

There was abundant wildlife including blue footed and red footed boobies, marine iguanas, lava land lizards, and more!  Chadd and the Marcotte family went seeking for giant Galapagos tortoises, visited the Charles Darwin Research Center, swam with sea lions, penguins, millions of fish and some sharks too!  They visited the equator, a lava tunnel, a cloud forest and the historic city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.  

What an amazing trip!  Thank you Sophia and Emma!