Van Call- 6:30 AM.
Trinity Elementary- New Rochelle, NY
It was a very early wake up this morning, and we all somehow managed to be up and ready to go before the sun. We piled in and got to know our lovely champaign supernova minivan, and Nick braved city streets to get us to New Rochelle. Mike put me in charge of calling the Principal to let him know we were on our way, and perhaps it was the early hours of the morning, or perhaps it was my nerves, but I left the wrong number and had a giggle fit on the answering machine, which left our whole car in a bit of a spell upon our arrival.
It was Trinity’s first assembly of the year, and our first time on a real stage! While we encountered a few prop snafus (think- fallen trays and veggies everywhere…) and having to adapt to very tight wing space for the first time, everyone really pulled together. While there were certainly a few hiccups, the show was well received, we learned a great deal about adjusting to space, and WE DID IT!
This obviously called for a celebration, so Nick led us to “Chicken Joe’s,” which I’ll admit I was pretty excited for, a local chicken shack where all the cool kids go. I ordered “the high school,” a paper bag filled with a 1/2 pound of fried chicken balls (yes, I know how that sounds), french fries, and delicious seasoning all shaken up and handed off to go. We had a picnic with the geese and the bees at a park across the street, and were all stunned by the Hogwarts-esque high school nearby.
Our first adventure was a success, and I am so excited to see what the rest of the country has to offer!
*Blooper of the Day— singing “you never quite know what’s round the bend” and shrugging at the carrot that Carlyn picked up off the floor during the finale.