It's Monday...can I rest now?

What a weekend! As I mentioned in my previous post, Zack had a band competition in Gadsden on Saturday (Mid-South Marching Competition). For you newbies, he's the Drum Major for our school's 85+ member marching band. 2nd year in a row. Yeah, I'm a proud mama!

Anyway, we left on Saturday morning for the day-long event...performed at 6:00 p.m., awards ceremony was supposed to start at 9:00 p.m., but actually was more like 9:45 p.m. and we left Gadsden at 11:15 p.m. By the way, the band won an all SUPERIOR rating!

It seems our bus drivers, or should I say the lead bus driver, decided he didn't want to go the way we came (up 65 to 459 and so on), he decided he would take a "short cut" home. Coming, it took us 2 and a half hours. Going home, it took us almost 4 hours. Yep. You heard right. We pulled in the school parking lot at 3:15 a.m.!!! Parents that left the stadium and went home the way we came, got back to Montgomery around 1:30 a.m.

When Gary called the bus company this morning to "complain"...the gentleman said he found that hard to believe because said bus driver was the VP of the company and had been there 40+ years and has a "great sense of direction".

If you're a moron.

Hey VP--stick to navigating your way around the office!

And for your viewing pleasure...I'll leave you with a picture of me and the son. Yes, I was working like a dog all day and was hot and sweaty...he's the cute one on the left! For more pics, go to the Band Blog from the linky to the right...but don't comment there...I want to remain "anonymous" on this WORLD WIDE WEB!!! ha ha!

(Okay, I have to add that when I first posted this, I posted it on the WRONG blog!!! I posted it on the band blog!!! TOO FUNNY! So much for anonymity!)

14 sweet friends had to say...:

Lyndy said...

What a great picture. Wow bless your heart, what a long night you had. I would have been frustrated too.

Praying you have a much better week.

Hugs, Lyndy

Dianne said...

That would be frustrating, no doubt. Great picture...

Tonja said...

Now, that's a proud Mama if ever I saw one! Sorry your trip was so long, but I know you loved seeing Zach in action. He is so handsome.

Anonymous said...

Great pic.! Ya'll are both cuties!

MW :-)

Musicaljean said...

SOOO good to hear from you, even about the shortcut home, and to see that sweet picture! Cherish every moment. We look back on our years of high school sports involvement and often say we miss those days.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Zach and the band! You must have been SO worn out after that drive.

Great picture of Zach and his proud mom!

Anonymous said...

Whew; I'm tired just reading it! I've missed you girlfriend. I know much has been going on. Hook up with me soon. Congrats to Zach.


Sandi McBride said...

I know all about that Proud Mama thing...I have 2 sons, both grown, both is in Computers, the other the Editor of a newspaper...they grew up so fast, I blinked and they were grown...and gone

MorningSong said...

That is hilarious - that you posted this on the wrong blog. haha Now you can't say what you REALLY think. Just kidding. :)

I so hate bus rides anywhere. They are so long and uncomfortable.

I am interested in joining the Nov gathering. Sounds fun and I am looking forward to it!!! YEA!!!!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Great photo! Glad you finally made it home.

justabeachkat said...

Hi Girl! That's a great photo of you and Zach.

How frustrating about the l-o-n-g trip home. I know late at night and after a long day, all you want to do is get home and get into bed. I would have been livid!


Melody said...

Oh! I remember the days of band trips and coming home to all the parents waiting in the parking lot...and none of them too happy about it!

Great picture...of BOTH of you!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Did you see the Marching Southerners at the band compititon? I think they were going there last weekend. I kind of miss the days when mom got to go too!
Enjoy them while they last!

Profbaugh said...

Oh my! I think I've had that same bus driving on a band trip before!! Love the picutre of you and your son.

I'm gearing up for homecoming at Illinois State University, where I'm an alumni band board member. We're hoping for 150 alumni this year to march in the parade at with the current ISU band during pre-game. What fun!!!

Anyway, I'm glad you made it home safely, even if you were frustrated and exahausted.

P.S. Does your son go to the BOA camp in June at ISU? Just curious

From one band geek to another,

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