Today’s the day, fiends. Rather, tonight’s the night.
At 9 p.m. EST, two charter buses pull out of the high school parking lot for a 10-hour ride to the big city. While it’s not as much of a “vacation” for me as it is for my students (104 people, my responsibility, very little sleep), I absolutely love watching their reactions and hearing their stories. Of the 105 going, fewer than 10 have been to New York. Out of that number, only three students have been. So this will be fun.
First up when we arrive tomorrow morning (Wednesday) is breakfast at Cucina, then out for a stroll around Rockefeller Plaza so the kids can have a look at NBC’s Today show. After that, it’s one of the high points for me: the performance at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. After the gig…the party begins.
I’ll try to update you every day with photos and silly stories. But for now…gotta finish getting the war paint on and getting out the door.
Into the snow. Oy.
Happy day — I’ll see you on the other side!
Have a wonderful time! I remember when I went along many years ago. I can still remember every sound and every feeling I had when first stepping off of that bus. Wow! Your students will experience the same thing, and it will be an experience they remember forever. Relax and enjoy, Birdie. Post as many pictures as you can!!! Love you!
Hey Kiddo…Bon Voyage! Arrivederci! Will be praying for you all…be safe, laugh and soak it all in!
Sponsoring and organizing this trip is a terrific thing you do for your students! It’s fun for them, and it also adds significantly to their life experiences and enrichment. That’s tremendous teaching that is no surprise coming from you. Have a tremendous trip — in spite of the snowy beginning. Hope the weather in NYC cooperates! (I haven’t checked the weather report for it.) Certainly hope that everything goes well and that you’re not too exhausted when you return.