Madison Adams

Joined May 2017
  • Day10

    Back to KS

    May 18, 2017 in the United States

    o What kind of influence will this trip have on you as a leader?
    After our long layover in Atlanta, we are heading back to good ole Kansas. It was a wonderful trip with a lot of new experiences, but I am glad to be home. Through the duration of this trip I learned a lot about myself, one of the main things is I love to accomplish goals. It feels so good to set your mind to something and accomplish it. During our share foods boxing process we had set a goal to try to achieve 1,500 boxes but we at least needed to finish 1,400 boxes. We were all tired but with encouragement and drive we finally got to 1,400. It felt even better because the lazy working at share foods was getting angry with us that we were still going, she did not like the concept of us having a goal. As a leader you realize that once you start a task you are going to work on it till you finish it and get it right. It also showed me that there are people struggling out there and we can something to help. I have always been one to want to help others but most of the time I do not see the actual impacts it had on the person. It was good to get to see the poverty stricken neighborhoods and see firsthand how to affected the people. I will always remember this trip and the impact it had on me, I cannot wait for the next leadership service trip!Read more

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  • Day8

    Lost Abby.. Now found

    May 16, 2017 in the United States

    During some free time in the morning before we left, we decided to go explore the old city again. There was a boutique we wanted to go into but didn't open for 10 more minutes, we decided to burn some time in CVS. As we are walking around all of a sudden Abby is no where to be found. Knowing her soon to be Pharmacist self... we decided to check the drug isle and around the pharmacy.. We ended up finding her up the street sitting at a table.Read more

  • Day8

    Chinese Lantern Festival

    May 16, 2017 in the United States

    While in Philadelphia we attended something new that none of us had done before. We went to a Chinese lantern Festival, which all of us assumed would be the lighting of lanterns and send off like we had seen it in movies. Actually it was nothing like that it was a performance, food and light up characters. Had a wonderful time experiencing something new.

  • Day7

    Art Everywhere

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    Walking around Philadelphia you'll see many different forms of art. On this tattoo parlor this art work was done with all spray paint. I loved the different words all over it in different fonts and how creative the artist was.

  • Day7

    Liberty Bell

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    The Liberty Bell it is one of the main things you think about when you think of Philadelphia. While we were on our tour the lady explained to us that the Liberty Bell was inside of this building but we would have to come back another time to see it. While walking by we realize that there wasn't a long line so we decided to jump in line. Most of the time spent was waiting in line for security. Once we got in, we were out fast.Read more

  • Day7

    The First Market!

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    After colonial lunch one day we decided to hit up the first ever market. We decided that this would be a new experience and maybe we could find some goodies. What we realized about this market was it was mostly food, and we had just ate. It was a good experience to see all the variety of food, even though we didn't purchase anything.

  • Day7

    Colonial Meal

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    For our lunch one afternoon we took a trip to the city Tavern do you have a colonial meal. This was something way different than any of us had experienced. At our table, not many people ate the salad because it was something different than what we had ate before, and there was a gnat in someone's salad. The main course was tasty, but it would have been better with some good water, not the tap.

  • Day7

    Ben Franklin Museum

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    The Ben Franklin Museum was one of the places that the class tackle together, it was an interesting museum. It was very hands on and showed you many of his experiments and or inventions. It was good to get some better insight on the man that was very popular Ben Franklin.

  • Day7

    View of the City

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    o Kouzes and Posner suggest exemplary leaders should “treat every job as an adventure.” What have you learned about how to do this on this trip?
    This was my first time in Philadelphia and I see every trip as a new adventure. The definition of adventure is an exciting or very unusual experience. After reading this definition I believe the word adventure describes this whole trip, it was all new to me. I knew that this was a service trip but there were also going to be some historic, normal Philadelphia things, tied into it. As we went to our different service locations, we had to experience the rough neighborhoods, which is something I was not used too. We adventured through the neighborhoods, good and bad, and through the public transportation, even some people got lost. There were times in which we felt out of our comfort zone, but it Is good to branch out and try new things. When we first arrived in Philadelphia we were staying in a loft in an area that we were unsure of. After a couple of days in the loft, we moved to a hostel, before this trip I had never even heard of a hostel before. The hostel was very different and not something I would want to do all the time, but it was nice to be downtown and walking distance from many places. It was a great time to experience something new with a big group like ours. We got to see different historical aspects such as murals, liberty bell, independence hall, the first church, and multiple museums. I adventured out and tried many things I would not have if it would not have been for this trip, such as the colonial meal. Even if it was not my favorite I still can say that I have tried it before.Read more

  • Day7

    Transportation

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    Through our stay in Philadelphia will used the public transportation system, which can be kind of hectic with all the people that we had. Most of the time we used the train but there were several times in which we would use the bus.

  • Day6

    Night City Life

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    One evening the fourth year team decided that they're going to have a surprise for everyone. Everyone was very eager to figure out what this secret surprise was at nighttime. We ended up going to this really cool hammock park which had food trucks, lights, and games.

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