Up, Up and Away

United States
December 28, 2017 10:14am CST
Early this morning my granddaughter left for the airport and is flying to Pheonix, Arizona with her high school marching band for the Fiesta Bowl Parade. The logistics alone in getting 250 band members, their instruments and suitcases to Pheonix is mind boggling and I give credit to the person in charge. All the band members had to have their instruments and suitcases and packed and at the school on Dec 21st so that it could all be packed into a huge truck and sent on its way. The band members were at the school this morning at 5am and heading to the airport by bus for a 9:30 am flight. All they had to bring was a carryon since everything else went by truck. My granddaughter texted that they were ready to board the plane and everything went smoothly. After the parade on Saturday they will have a whole itinerary planned including a trip to the Grand Canyon and a big New Year's Eve party. I'm so excited for her and this whole new experience and the memories she'll make not to mention all the fun. She won't return until late night on Tuesday and will miss that day of school. We never had such great opportunities when I was in high school and after seeing and hearing all that she does it almost makes me want to go back to school.
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@amadeo (75460)
• United States
28 Dec
that is lovely there.She will cherish this I know
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@TRBRocks420 (84181)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Dec
Hope she will have a great time.
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@marlina (79589)
• Canada
28 Dec
HOpe that your granddaughter will really enjoy her time over there.
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@kavinitu (5062)
• India
28 Dec
Your daughter will have a great experience
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
28 Dec
That indeed will be a great experience for your daughter.I am sure she will tell you all about the trip on her return.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26717)
• United States
28 Dec
I bet she will really enjoy herself
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Yes, the young ones have far more opportunities than we did. I don't remember any outings at all.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Dec
how exciting! I hope she has a wonderful time.
@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Dec
That is a wonderful experience she will remember the rest of her life. Will the Fiesta Bowl be televised so you can see the band? What is the name of her high school?
@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
29 Dec
She will surely enjoy the trip. I know we never had such great opportunities when I went to school.
@Hannihar (44103)
29 Dec
Will they have time to tour Phoenix. I have been there and as a matter of fact when I was looking for a place to live other than Minneapolis I thought of Phoenix but it was not the right one for me. I found the right one here in Jerusalem. I love their weather. I was only there in the summer. I really hope she has a great time and no I did not get opportunities like that when I went to school.
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
29 Dec
Oh wow! This sounds like a great week for her!
@jstory07 (71052)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Dec
I hope she will have the time of her life.
@Juliaacv (34106)
• Canada
29 Dec
That's right, we didn't have any trips like that when I was in school either. I hope and am sure that, she will have a very memorable trip. And I also hope that she and her instrument and the luggage all makes it back home together.
@JudyEv (136400)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec
It's wonderful what some of the kids get to experience nowadays. I'm sure she'll have a wonderful time - and yes, the logistics of moving that many would be mind-boggling.
@Plethos (11476)
• United States
28 Dec
Shes going to enjoy the weather.
@rebelann (42983)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Dec
Oh wow, I hope she has plenty of summer type clothes, it's never that cold in Phoenix. I hope she has tons of fun and takes a lot of pictures to share.
@Susan2015 (21931)
• United States
28 Dec
That sounds like a wonderful trip and one that she sure will remember.
@andriaperry (60892)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Dec
A trip of a lifetime! I am so glad the children get these trips and no they did not have them when I was in school either.
@Corbin5 (119026)
• United States
28 Dec
Oh, she will have such a wonderful adventure to cherish for a lifetime. I bet all band members are so excited.