Today, after a full day of work, I got on a school bus with 16 7th and 8th graders and rode for an hour and a half to what was supposed to be the All State Marching Band Parade. The minute we got there lightning split the sky, resulting in an hour of sitting on the parked bus WITH 16 Jr. High students, while we waited. Would the storm blow over? Would it not?
Luckily the High School students were on a second bus so at least I didn’t have any of them to deal with. Although I’m better with the older kids, so it may have been more fun.
The result. No Dice. Hugh storm centered over Winooski High in Jericho was not going to let us march. We could go home.
Only we couldn’t go home. It was the bus driver’s anniversary and he had brought his wife along so they could go out to dinner in the big city. I use the term Big very loosely here. Because the whole area is about the size of Davis California.
We did eventually make it home. And I got to catch up with an old friend on the ride back. So that was nice.
And the marching band pictures I was going to take? I’ll just have to go to the Memorial Day Parades (we do two. One in our town and one in the next town over) and take pictures there. I have to have pictures – all three of my youngest children are in the Marching Band. If I remember I’ll post photos.