150km down, 270km to go…we’ve stopped at the Big Apple (no, not New York) for a bathroom/snack break. The “are we there yetters” have come out of the woodwork, but with the movie back on (we’re watching UP!), they’ve relaxed. The weather is beautiful, as is the Southern Ontario landscape! The children aren’t afraid of tonight’s haunted walk…its easy to not be afraid in the day, on a bus, surrounded by friends…but as for tonight, we’ll see.
Fifteen minutes into our wilderness adventure. Campers are eager and excited as they sing camp songs on the bus!
Good morning from the windy city. It was a fantastic evening last night. After arriving at the hotel we unpacked and then went for a walk to a local Target store. The kids stocked up on snacks in preparation for the evening party.
The party didn’t last very long, by 10:30 everyone was in their rooms watching TV.
Today we get highjacked by gangsters, visit a T-rex, and converse with penguins.
I’ll let you know if we survive…
It’s our last stop before we arrive at the hotel and I can’t even tell you where we are. Just that it is a truck stop and a big one at that – the bus needs some gas ($250 worth) and we need to stretch our legs.
This place has everything. Let me explain the photo. Starting from the left side of the photo – the top tin is something called “Potted Meat”, the bottom tin is beans and weanies, the box is a meal that cooks itself (apparently by adding water to some chemicals the food in the box cooks itself), and the bag is a spicy pickle. Many of us were drooling at this selection of food.
It’s pouring rain here but at least the kids have found some movies. I’ll check in from the hotel – most likely arriving around 7:00 Brampton time.
Well it begins…everyone made it on time and we left the school right on schedule. Our first stop is Woodstock, for a quick washroom break and Tim’s refill for the staff. We’ve only heard 3 “Are we there yet?”…let the counting begin. We have no movies for the bus so I hope everyone brought a book.
What great performances by our students last week. On Wednesday, the students in Grades One and Two sang for their parents. On Thursday, it was time for Grades Three, Four and Five to perform and on Friday evening, it was the instrumental music of Grades Six to Eight. It was delightful to see the improvement that takes place between Grade Six and Grade Eight.
Following the musical performance, the production Beauty and the Beast was, once again, the best ever. The tears that flowed after the final performance were indicative of the joy experienced by these children. The tears of the staff were indicative of the joy and exhaustion in putting it on. An example of the camaraderie present in the production was the reaction of one of the teary-eyed students following a big hug from Mrs. Zee. “…, I thought you had gone home.” “No, I needed one more hug.”
I am very proud of our students and staff and the sounds of Beauty and the Beast and the children who sang them will live in my heart forever. Thank you to the staff and TPS family who made all of this possible.
Tonight is closing night for Beauty and The Beast. This is a show not to be missed. The audience reviews have been outstanding! Don’t be disappointed! Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door. See you there!!
Wow what a night! So proud of our young performers and backstage crew. The excitement of the show was overwhelming. The audience thoroughly enjoyed opening night. So many said it is a show not to be missed. Congrats to all!!