Trips are most of the time all day events and the Broadway show is no exception. You get up early in the morning, get yourself ready, and hopefully still have time for a cup of coffee. Then you head to the Student Activities office to meet your volunteers and make sure you have all the supplies you need. Check-in is next: making sure all the students participating have checked in, signed the waiver, have gotten an info sheet, a ticket, and a bag for their snacks. Everyone hops on the bus and then you make sure to recheck the names. You bring plenty of Disney movies to occupy the time on the bus it is 3+ hour drive.
We finally arrive at the city, and we have an hour or two before we meet up with each other at the show. Now you may think that as a programmer you don't get to enjoy the events like the rest of the students, however that is far from the truth! I got to go around NYC with my guest and explore just like all the students. The Broadway show we saw was Finding Neverland and it was fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Disney, Peter Pan, or glitter!
After the show we had a few more hours to walk around and grab dinner. The students were reminded to meet us outside the theater to get back on the bus and head back to Stevenson. Check in happens again once we all got together and again once we get back on the bus to make sure no one gets left behind. More Disney movies on the way home and a farewell and thank you for coming once we get back to school. Life as a programmer can be busy, but it's also full of awesome experiences.
All you need is a little pixie dust.