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Yesterday a couple of charter buses joined the school buses at our school complex. While most of the kids climbed aboard the yellow buses for the trip home, the band and a hefty number of chaperones boarded the charter buses for a special band trip.
They're heading to Disneyland for a chance to march in the Disneyland parade.
Isaiah will be there, and so will Kim, who saw her chance and volunteered to be a chaperone. It's not the easiest thing to get a thirteen-year-old kid to pose with his mother in front of his friends.
He's glad she's going, I think, but he was also glad that she will be on Bus One, and he'll be on Bus Two.
I like Disneyland. The first time I went was the year it opened, 1955, when I was five years old and living in an LA suburb. And I've been back a few times since.
This will be Isaiah's first time there, and he now has a brother and a sister who are insisting that they get a chance to go too. So, who knows; maybe that will be our next big family vacation.
What makes this trip special for the band is that they are being hosted by Jack Black.
His Dad and Step Mom live here, and she has worked with Jack to make this trip possible. They'll have a meal with him, and rumors are that he will be the Drum Major in the parade. We'll have to wait and see about that.
A couple of days ago, thinking about the dwindling wood pile, I said, "I hope we hit 70 degrees sometime soon." Kim said, "We will. On Thursday."
Looks like she was right.