La Mirada~A special thank you goes out to Christian Covarubias, 13-year old 8th grader from Los Coyotes Middle School who provided us with daily updates from his east coast trip he recently concluded with some of this classmates.

Having two sons of my own who took these trips, I realize that these trips literally keep the kids running from the moment they touchdown.

I know how tired Christian was every evening, but he provided us with his daily journal, regardless, providing us with a unique insight.

Christian's enthusiasm for America-its history, culture, values-speaks volumes for his generation. 

From the La Mirada Blog Network Family, Christian, thanks again, and keep up the good work! We're watching you!