I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. ~Wendell Berry
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Bordering On Insanity
The green line was Saturdays trip.
The day started at 4:45 a.m.
Rylee had to be at the school by 5:15 a.m.
to head to Omaha, NE for the Elkhorn Band Olympics.
Rikki had left Friday evening for Grand Island, NE for the
State Cheer and Dance Competition.
I left Norfolk for Grand Island at 6:30 a.m.
and arrived about 20 min. before the Norfolk cheer leaders performance.
Immediately after their performance I headed to Omaha.
The speed limit on I80 was 75 and I didn't argue.
IF everything were to go right,
I may have had 20 minutes to try to find
where Rylee would be playing.
IF I had not missed the turn to Gretna and
IF I could have found South Elkhorn High School
I MAY have made it, but then again,
they played 10 minutes before schedule
so it was doubtful.
Twice I thought about crying, but refrained.
Twice I asked for directions.
6 hours I went with the bathroom
and 9 hours I went without food.
That was not good.
The band competitions were in stark contrast to the
dance and cheer competitions.
You could tell different sides of the brain were being used.
Rylee and her friends were such sweethearts.
They were waiting for me at the door
and then played their song just for me.
It made it ALL better.
I was so glad I came.
Afterwards, I took three of the girls with me
and we went shopping and then they
rode back to Norfolk with me.
These are both things I would like to do again next year,
but NOT on the same day.
I know it was a little crazy. But I didn't want to choose.
And at least I tried.
Norfolk cheer team didn't place
but it was a lot of fun for them
and a big learning experience.
Rylee hasn't heard how here quartet was judged yet.
Here are a few photos and videos for your viewing pleasure.