Today was a rarity in that our Vanderbilt cohort was able to gather for their departure while the sun was up. It may not have been up very high in the sky but, unlike most of our departures, at least it wasn’t in the middle of the night (or, as our military people refer to it as: “O dark thirty”.
Our three Vanderbilt team members—Kye Duren, Julia Chang and Aiyana Hedeen-Garrett from Pinole Valley HS—arrived early and ready to get down to business. Their chaperone, Pinole Valley HS Assistant Principal Yolanda Bulls, joined in and we were good to go.
As a precaution we always weigh the luggage so no one is surprised once they get to the airline gate and are hit with the $50 overage charges. It took just a little bit of shuffling but everyone’s bags made the cut.
Unlike the previous day’s airport shuttle—which proved to be too small for the group (one of the group had to be driven to the airport)—this time a shiny white stretch limo pulled up so our Vandies could arrive at the airport in style.
Before settling in at Nashville for their Comparative Religions course, though, our rising stars will stop off in Atlanta for some site tours of the local colleges.
Before that, though, our intrepid travelers all told me how anxious they are to start their blogging because they know that’s what their fans are looking for.