PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Everybody knows the best part of any trip is the souvenirs, but after five weeks of performing in 23 cities, members of the Phoenix Boys Choir say the best thing they took away from their tour in China was the memories.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, the boys spent months leading up to their excursion fundraising to cover the cost, but everyone agrees it was well worth it.
Thirteen-year-old Bobby Kuehler says even though China was incredible, there's no place like home.
"When I got back, I missed my mom, I missed my country, when I got back to the heart of Cave Creek... I missed America so much," he said.
His mom, Linda, says she's beyond grateful to the program, as it offers the opportunity to experience things many teenagers only dream of, adding time flies when you're having fun.
"You see him as a small child and they grow up to be a young man and appreciate the United States," she said.
But there is one thing the boys say was better in China... the food!
"It was better than Panda Express," one boy said.