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Going to the Kalahari—right here in the United States


No, they didn’t go to the Kalahari Desert.  (And why would anyone, never mind a Hamaspik group, want to go there?)


It wasn’t a notoriously unforgiving sandy wasteland in Africa which several residents and staff of Hamaspik of Kings County’s 38th St. Shvesterheim visited this past January 22-23.  Instead, it was right here on the East Coast—under the sheltering roof of a Pennsylvania indoor water park, which the Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) traveled to one fine Sunday morning.


The trip, which was planned two months in advance by hardworking 38th St. Direct Support Professional (DSP) Ms. Herman, spanned a total of two days.


Departing early the morning January 22, the Hamaspik contingent of residents and accompanying DSPs wended its way down the Tri-State Region’s highways and byways en route to the Pennsylvania Poconos.


Once having checked into the Kahalari Resort in the Pennsylvania Poconos, the young women spent the next day enjoying the water slides and pools of the massive indoor recreation center, breaking only for the fresh lunch they had packed.


Dinner was likewise dispensed from sizable coolers filled with kosher food and drink from home one the exciting day drew to an end.


The following morning, following a hearty breakfast, the tourists had a half-day run of the park (they returned to Brooklyn that afternoon), deciding which water slides and rides to try as they made their self-chosen way about.  Decked out in water-friendly shoes and reserved attire, as were a lot of other members of their community also visiting the park, the Hamaspik visitors had a blast. 


Or is that a splash?