We were running out of the house at 4:25 a.m. to make it to school on time. On the way there, my sister said "I love you sissy. I am so glad you are going!" At that moment, I knew this trip was going to be ten times better than I thought, and it is!
When we got to Randolph, you could feel the excitement in the air as everyone loaded their luggage and found their seats. We left promptly at 5:05 a.m. After watching the safety video and handing out nametags, we had quiet time. I was VERY impressed at how quiet everyone on my bus stayed! Shortly after quiet time was over, Rainey started to pipe up. Ella Jane, Laura and I started the joke that we were determined to find her "mute button."
Evelyn and Lochlin joined in. Lochlin told me that her mute button was listening to music, information that will probably come in handy. I was really determined to find Rainey's though, we all decided she was our sweet drama queen! :) Shortly after handing out candy, I realized Rainey's mute button was Skittles. At the next rest stop, I bought Skittles... The activity that everyone, even the boys, on our bus enjoyed was making bracelets, hippie headbands, anklets, necklaces and rings out of the colored thread.
The boys on our bus named our group the "Harton Hippies." We had hours and hours of jewelry making fun! After lunch, the teachers started to argue about which bus was best! Mrs. Short (Bus 1) started out our video wars by sending out their video featuring Lily and Ava. Then our bus made two videos. While the girls were an amazing help in making our videos, I was impressed by the participation of the guys on our bus: Nick, Jacob, Ian, Matthew A., Witt, Nalin, Nathaniel, and Clay. Their great ideas really helped our videos. The other buses recorded some videos. I think that there may even be a video that a parent is working on editing right now, coming soon! (hopefully!)
Excitement filled the air as we passed the sign for Williamsburg. We got to dinner and, even though the restaurant was packed, everyone got their food in a reasonable amount of time and enjoyed it! After our lovely meal, we returned to the hotel for free time. Sophia, Jacquelyn, Annie and Priya played a game of sequence. Most of the other kids enjoyed some pool time with friends!
The pool room was a very happy environment. Standing there you heard lots of laughter. This was truly a fabulous end to a great day! The kids behaved very, very well and they all have had a really great first day! We can only hope for such a good day tomorrow; we leave for Williamsburg at 8:30 am in the morning!
Hope everyone is enjoying their interim!
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