I have been looking forward to this trip for so long and now that it is finally here it does not seem real! This is my first trip with the Alternative School Break Club and I am very privileged to be able to have this experience. I have never been to Tennessee and I am very excited to be enriched in Cherokee culture. Although I am not sure what exactly to expect, I know that I am going to have the opportunity to meet a lot of people whose lives are very different from mine. I can not wait to talk to them and hear all of their stories and ideas! I am excited to be away from my fast-paced life style of being in school. I want to take the time to experience everything at its fullest- without cell phones and internet, and learn some things that can only be taught through experience. I hope that by the end of this trip, I will have a good appreciation for the Cherokee culture and will have had the honor of talking to the many people we will meet there.