Destination Unknown has been favorite choice for many Girl Scouts and their friends: the girls go off on a secret, all-girls weekend adventure to an unknown destination more than 200 miles away from home, but less than 500 miles. Travelers could always expect to see both cityscapes and natural views, as well as participate in both indoor and outdoor activities.
This past weekend, Saturday, September 12-September 13, a very special Mother and Daughter Destination Unknown took place with both Girl Scouts and their moms. Tina Schumacher and her daughter, Carson, were among the travelers.
“We never stopped, it was one surprise after another! They would never tell us what was going to happen next, and that was a huge part of the fun. You have to be up for anything,” said Schumacher.
The day began at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, Ca. for the Girls on the Go outdoor extravaganza that encouraged girls to get outside and get active. There was a wide range of activities, from STEM exhibits, a petting zoo, camp games, Fall Product tastings and a water park.
The group was then spirited away to a nearby station where they boarded a train to the historic Union Station in Los Angeles, California. While in Hollywood, the real fun began with a visit to the TCL Chinese Theatre (formally known as Mann’s Chinese Theater) and the El Capitan Theatre to see Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long, Plus Elsa Live On Stage.
Schumacher said, “We enjoyed dinner out in Hollywood and closed down the night at the Griffith Observatory. It really was a great experience, especially since they [the trip organizers] catered to the special needs of our particular group.”
After a long day of non-stop activities, the Destination Unknown travelers finally settled into their rooms at the Hollywood Hotel for a restful night of sleep (and hopefully sweet dreams of the day) before embarking on more LA adventures the next morning.