Deebha Adhikari Reviews the Senior Trip

This year’s senior class trip destination was New York, and from April 27-30, 47 Dunbar seniors attended. Senior Deebha Adhikari was one of them.

On the first day, we had to get to the airport at 4:30 am. Everyone was exhausted. When we got on the plane, the atmosphere was filled with yawns and the majority of the people fell asleep.

Upon our arrival, we went on a bus tour. Not gonna lie, it sucked. I did not learn anything from the tour guides and there was no AC, so we were hot and sweaty. To top it all off, it was almost four hours long!

We saw a Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, and it was outstanding. I had never heard of it prior to the trip, but everything about it was so good. The actors portrayed the characters very well and the child actor really surprised me. He was probably a middle-schooler but his voice was well-developed and strong! The plot of the play was interesting and the ending resulted in tears throughout the audience.

The next morning we went to the Today Show around 6 am. I sat in the back so I didn’t get to see much but my friends, Murphy Powell and Joey Michael were in the front, and they got to be on television for a second!

Then, we took a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. All of these locations were great for pictures and the ferry had an awesome view.

We headed to Chinatown and Little Italy after that. I LOVED Chinatown. Both places had items that were way cheaper than the souvenir shops by the hotel and by the museums. The Chinatown shop owners were so sweet and gave great deals. 

The visit to the 9/11 museum was bittersweet. It was so sad seeing all of the remains left from the tragic event but it was so great that the museum was built to honor those who lost their lives.

The Yankees game was crazy. The Yankees got no points during the first three innings so we were certain they would lose. However, somehow they made an amazing comeback around the seventh inning and ended up winning!

The Empire State building had a beautiful view but it was hard to enjoy it because we were all so tired. We went there around 12:30 am and my roommates got to sleep at 2:30 am. Then, we had to wake up at 6 the following morning. Visiting the building almost wasn’t worth the lack of sleep we got.

On the third day, we went on the 9/11 walking tour. The memorial was gorgeous. It was a waterfall with the names of the victims involved in the incident. On the victims birthdays, a flower is placed by their name.

The dinner cruise was by far my favorite part of the trip. Everyone was dressed anywhere from church clothes to senior dinner dance attire. They served tacos, chicken, rice, macaroni and cheese, and more. After we ate, we hit the dance floor for three hours. We got to see Lady Liberty again and the top deck had a wonderful view.

Finally, on the last day, we got to choose between shopping or the museum of natural history. I picked shopping and returned to Chinatown where I got inexpensive souvenirs for my family members. Then we returned on a flight home.

Overall, I would say the trip was an 8/10.