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June 14th, 2008 Experience

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Monday July 7th, 2008


 Final thoughts about TWB:

TWB is an amazing experience that any teenager should enjoy. Waking up early and going to bed late is worth traveling around the U.S and making the friends you do in 23 days.
-Brandi Cross

TWB is a great experience. All teens across the world should be able to experience what I have experienced these 23 days on Teens Westward Bound.
-Amberly Hutto

At first I was worried that I wasnít going to make the 83 friends everyone said I would, but I did. No one can describe the bond that you make with these people and I couldnít pick a better group of friends to travel across America with. This is an experience that every teenager should enjoy. If you branch out and go on this trip you will have no regrets!
-Ashley Minton

OMG, I love TWB. It was a great experience and whoever is able to go should. Making so many friends and trying new things. Not to mention all the amazing views from the bus windows. God truly has made a wonderful place. I also am glad to have been able to enjoy this experience with my twin sister Jessica. This experience has really pushed me past my limits and out of my shell and I am so glad for that. Anyone and everyone should go on TWB.
-Erin Shelley

Iíve met new best friends and become much closer to my old ones, and Iíve discovered my country in ways my parents and grandparents never could. Itís everything I imagined and more. Itís pretty much awesome.
-Stephanie Huston

TWB has been not only a stepping stone in my life but an experience that will stay in my heart forever. I feel my life is now much better since my completion of this experience.
-Jordan Beam

TWB is an amazing trip. It was the time of my life and I wouldnít trade it for anything. I have made some of my best friends and they will last forever. I love TWB!
-Karla Kirksey

TWB is an amazing experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. This trip is definitely the best thing I have done so far in my life. I love TWB!
-Shelton Winget

The TWB experience is truly too amazing to put into words. Not only do you get to travel the west, but you get to do so with 83 other life long best friends. Iím so glad I can now call myself part of the TWB family!
-Taylor Johnson
TWB is such an amazing trip that it cannot be put into words. I have made friendships that will last me a lifetime. I love TWB and you will too!
-Adison Pace

TWB was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had. Everyone should have the opportunity to travel across America with such amazing people. I wouldnít trade my 23 days for anything.
-Zach Freshwater

TWB is an unexplainable experience that you can only truly understand totally once youíve been. No matter what you do, you love like you never have before when on TWB.
-Katie Basinger

If you want 23 days of amazing memories, fantastic scenery, unique people, and a loving environment, TWB is the trip for you.
-Cameron Burroughs

TWB is truly an experience of a lifetime! This trip has allowed me to grow as an individual, meet 83 other outstanding teens, and see America all in just 23 days! The memories of this adventure will stay with me forever!
-Kacy Nichols

TWB is the experience of a lifetime! It is so awesome! You get to meet 83 awesome people and see just how beautiful America is! I love TWB!
-Haley Evans

TWB was an amazing experience! I had the time of my life! I wouldnít have missed it for the world!
-Chris Medlin

WOW!! TWB is something that allowed me to be me and not be judged for what Iím doing or who I am. I would recommend TWB to anyone who wants to open up and show their true colors! I love TWB!
-Jessica Shelley

TWB was no doubt the greatest 23 days of my life. The only thing that could make it better would be to do it again.
-Kevin DeHaven

Teens Westward Bound is a trip you will never forget and the friends you make are unbelievable.
-Tyler Chandler


TWB has to be the greatest experience of my life. Every person weíve had has made this trip perfect. It will stay with me forever.
-Austin Buchanan

TWB is just absolutely amazing! Thereís no way to explain it. It has been the best 3 weeks of my life! Iíll never forget this awesome experience!
-Anna Fairfax

TWB was fun and amazing. It was the best experience of my life and I will ALWAYS remember it.
-Troy Griffin

TWB is the most challenging and terrific experience anyone could ask for.
-Tyler Warlick

TWB is the best thing that ever happened to me. I met so many incredible people. I only wish it had lasted longer!
-Meg Gaston

TWB changes your life, it changes you for the better and shows you a sense of who you are. It challenges you and gives you an unforgettable experience. I loved it so much.
-Haley Sieber

TWB was an amazing experience and I never thought I could have had this much fun with people I hardly knew at first , but now I think Iím closer to everyone on the trip and I know more about myself.
-Jeff Haddad

This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Not only do you get to see the world but you learn tons of life lessons, responsibilities, and you gain lifelong friends.
-William Tyson

Cherish every minute of TWB because itís over before you know it.
-Jessi Woodard

I was really nervous about coming on the trip, but I met amazing people who I want to be friends with forever. Iím glad I came.
-Olivia Imbimbo

TWB is kind of like some type of school trip/ Survivor competition. However, it is by far better in every way. Instead of getting tested on each place we go, we are tested on how well we know each other. Where as on survivor you eat bugs, here we just eat each otherís food. The best part is that instead if a grand prize of cash, we get 83 friends for life and we get to tour our magnificent country together.
-Elis Sidden

TWB is a trip that any teenager would be lucky to go on! It changed my life and I have made friends that will be my friends for a lifetime! TWB is hard to explain, it has so much emotion that goes into it. I wouldnít change a thing about this trip. It will always be in my heart.
-Taylor Graham

TWB is great fun! I love TWB!
-Drew Laurens

TWB is the bomb dot com. It is an experience that you should not turn down. It teaches you many life lessons and you learn who you are.
-Laura Holbrook

TWB is a life-changing experience that has helped me grow into a better person and appreciate Godís wonderful creations more.
-Grace Batten

I never knew how beautiful America was until I saw the west... and how much I missed sweet tea.
-Logan Miller

TWB has been one of the most memorable events of my life. You get to see our beautiful country. During the 23 days you meet some of your new best friends and make amazing memories. TWB will always be a part of my life.
-Harrison Sytz

TWB is amazing and I am glad I took this wonderful experience!
-Kimberly Hipp

TWB is one amazing and unforgettable experience.
-Austin Irby

TWB has been the greatest experience of my life and I would like to thank Dennis for letting me go.
-Preston Price

TWB has been a life changing experience. I met 83 people who like me for me and 6 counselors and a bus driver who I know will be there for me no matter what. I learned to be comfortable in my own skin while having the time of my life, and I thank God for every minute of every day.
-Kailey Williams

TWB is the greatest experience of my life I learned so much about myself and the others around me. I will never forget the memories that were made on this trip. It almost seems like not only have I met 83 great friends, I also gained 83 new family members. TWB changed my life forever.
-Josh Jenkins

TWB is like nothing I have ever experienced. It was the trip of a lifetime that allowed me to see Godís beautiful creations, and it allowed me to realize who I am.
-Garrett Bowman

TWB was the most inspiring thing I have ever done. I got to see the whole country, and meet 83 great friends and 6 amazing counselors. I would recommend anybody to go on the trip.
-Shawn Lautner

TWB is the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me. Iíve made 83 (89 with counselors) best friends that I can go to for anything and Iíve shared moments with them that are INDESCRIBABLE! Not a day will pass that I donít think about the most amazing summer of my life.
-Matt Conner

TWB is the most amazing trip you could ever experience. You meet your best friends for the first time, for some youíll meet bridesmaids or even a husband or wife. On TWB all dreams come true and itís magical. The unimaginable is placed right in your lap.
-Mary Caroline Singletary

TWB helped me learn a lot about myself and eighty-three other people. It has taught me to be a stronger, more independent person. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life.
-LeighAnn Pope

TWB has made me a stronger, better, more accepting individual. I feel so blessed to have been a part of this wonderful experience. TWB allowed me to become friends with 89 of the most amazing people Iíve ever met. I will always cherish the memories Iíve made.
-Nikki Corbin

TWB is an ďexperience of a lifetimeĒ as they say. Donít get me wrong, it is but itís not just for anyone. Teens Westward Bound is for the individual whoís not afraid to come out of the box and be themselves for twenty-three days. I was shocked when I got my recommendation letter because Iím not usually one to do that with total strangers. So this was definitely something new for me. A learning experience no doubt. Iíve learned to take life in one breath at a time and take risks because youíre not guaranteed tomorrow and you donít want any regrets at the end of the day. So have fun and have no worries because Dennis will still tell corny jokes and Kitch will still sing at 5:30 a.m. I love TWB!
-Kristy DeForest

TWB is the most amazing experience I have been through. There were many friends made that will stay with me forever. Even though there were times I wished I was at home instead of being on TWB, in the end I regret every moment I didnít want to be on the trip.
-Katie Sands

Even though life only lasts for a certain amount of time, the memories, friends, and life lessons that I have experienced on Teens Westward Bound will last forever.
-Rob Stover

When you start this trip, you think it wonít be worth it, but itís 100% worth it! It is truly the trip of your life and you will remember it forever.
-Sheena Massey

TWB is a life-changing experience. Not only do you get to see how beautiful this country is, but you also get to learn about it with eighty-three amazing people. You discover who you really are on this trip.
-Mary Leslie Miller

Iíve gotten to know people on this trip better than people I have known for 15 years. It has been the best experience of my life.
-Billy Baucom

The places and experiences of TWB are unforgettable and indescribable.
-Patrick Keenan

TWB was amazing! I never thought one trip could change my life so much. I know Iím leaving this trip with several new best friends. If you get the chance to go on this trip, go!
-Mallori McKinlay

TWB was the experience of a lifetime. I have seen more and met more people in twenty-three days than others have in a lifetime. The friends that I have made and the experiences that have happened, shall never fade from my memory. TWB will always be a part of my life from now on in some way.
-Kayla Stroud

TWB is not only an amazing way to get to know new friends, but a way to get to know yourself. You get to see amazing things and take an amazing journey of self-discovery. TWB puts everything in a new, and incredibly wonderful perspective. It is truly the trip of a lifetime and an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.
-Georgi Dwiggins

TWB was the best experience of my life thus far. As corny as it sounds I found myself there and am forever changed. The people I shared the experience with and I share a special bond no one could understand. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life.
-Carly Edmiston


TWB was probably one of the most memorable experiences Iíll ever have. I have met so many wonderful people who I will never forget. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone over the years.
-Cecily Morgan

It was the most amazing experience ever and I was so blessed to be able to go!
-Katie Spargo

TWB was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
-Will Hodgkins

Nonstop from beginning to end, always on the go, youíll never forget anything - not even Kansas.
-Tyler Dishman

This trip was a great experience. Iím glad I did it.
-Vance Best

TWB was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was the one place that I could be myself without anyone to pass harsh judgment. Everyone just made it really easy for me to open up and I could never have let anyone into that much of my life just after knowing them for that short period of time but it did happen. TWB changed people and Iím glad it changed me. It helped me to discover myself and how much potential that Iím actually capable of achieving. Iíll always be part of TWB.
-Slade Harris

TWB was a great experience and I will never forget it. I met a ton of new friends and went to alot of great places.
-Kayla Kenny

TWB was amazing. I truly had fun. I would recommend it to anyone. I believe this experience made me a better person. I will never forget the wonderful people on this trip, and how close we all were as a group.
-Marly Taylor Britt

TWB is a phenomenal experience that no one can put into words. The sites, feelings, and friends you make.... things like this only happen once in a lifetime.
-Jessica Edwards

TWB is such a great experience, it is too hard to explain it in words.
-Leigh Williams

TWB was more than I ever could have imagined. You meet 83 new people who become some of your best friends. Itís something only you and those other 83 people can understand. TWB is something I will always remember and keep close to my heart.
-Devin Tilley

TWB was the greatest and funniest trips Iíve ever done. I like thinking back to my memories while with 90 amazing people seeing the USA together. Best places were awesome. It was the best time of my life. I wish I could do it again.
-Jiri Broulik

TWB was an amazing experience. I loved how everyone came together as one big family and comforted others when comfort was needed. I have met so many best friends on this trip. If I could turn around and go 23 days right now, I would. I truly have enjoyed this experience of a lifetime, and I love each and every person on this trip! ďPeople can never discover new lands until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore.Ē
-Haley Ward

The TWB experience is indescribable because itís so amazing. It opens your heart and eyes up to our beautiful people living in the country (and out of it... Jiri). I wish that every person could go through this experience.
-Clara Owen

TWB will change your life forever. You see the beauty of America all the while making lifelong friends and having the time of your life.
-Det Beal

Words cannot describe this 23 day trip. You must experience it for yourself.
-Mary Nell Johnson

TWB pushed me to my limits but I am so excited I got the chance to go. The counselors are amazing I love them all.
-Lauren Moore

Honestly the greatest thing I have ever done. I wish everyone could go and experience the country like we did!
-Dylan Page

TWB was a very awesome and amazing trip. I will never forget all of my wonderful new friends.
-Nicole Bradley

TWB is an unforgettable experience that has taught me responsibility and to live life to the fullest.
-Bryan Moffitt

Going on TWB had been one of he best decisions Iíve ever made. The memories and friends will never be forgotten.
-Hannah Chang

The best decision Iíve made! The friends and the memories will last a lifetime!
-Ashton Malloch

TWB is the experience many people only dream about. I am so thankful for the amazing opportunity I was given to see America. My new best friends and memories will last a lifetime.
-Wynnie Dunham

TWB is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity which words canít even begin to explain. The trip I can tell and know TWB has made me into a better person and the TWB family I have made these past 23 days will stay in my thoughts and heart for the rest of my life.
-Drew Miller

Teens Westward Bound strengthens my love for life, the country, and friendship!
-Charles Powell

TWB was amazing for me. The places you go and the people you meet will never be forgotten.
-Zachary Snavley

 



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