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!