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Old 03-04-2014, 07:37 AM   #16
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Life Update...shameless Mommie Brag

I think I mentioned that Ab earned her Girl Scout Gold Award recently (the equivalent to a Boy Scout Eagle). Well Saturday she was honored by her troop (which is connected to a Boy Scout, Venture Scout and Girl Scout dance group) with a special blanketing ceremony during the Winter Season Finale Show...


Here is my beautiful Ab in her Winter Dance Regalia along with her Kwa blanket and feathers.
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It is really a great organization, but a HUGE TIME commitment! It is very scout and family centered. The goal is to get every member to Ranger, Eagle or Gold Awards. So you have that time on top of the dancing and regalia building. We just finished winter show season and now working on the summer shows which officially begin in June for 2 months. That also means I need to get to work on Goo's regalia in a major way...ugh more beading.
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Overview of the Itinerary
As we started looking at the show schedule and itinerary, we decided that as a family we wanted to do and see more than what the tour was going to allow. With that in mind we decided that we would leave a week earlier than the group.






Here is the basic itinerary...

July 21-July 29 Family Time in Italy
Vatican & Catholic Rome
Ancient Rome (for my Latin loving oldest child...thinking she could be the tour guide)
Nettuno or Assisi
Capri, Naples, & Pompeii

July 30-August 17 Show Tour
July 30-Florence, Italy (Show)
July 31-Venice, Italy
August 1-Cesena, Italy (Show)
August 2-Forli, Italy (Show)
August 3-Geneva, Switzerland (Show)
August 4-Paris, France
August 5-Normandy, France (Part of a USO Show)
August 6-Chunnel to London
August 7-London *Jeff, Goo and I leave Tour
August 8-Urmston, UK (Show) *Jeff, Goo, and I tour London
August 9-Bramhall, UK (Show) *Jeff, Goo, and I tour London
August 10-Hessle, UK (Show) *Jeff, Goo and I fly home
August 11-Norwich, UK (Show)
August 12-Devizes, UK (Show)
August 13-Dorset, UK (Show)
August 14-Plymouth, UK (Show)
August 15-Salisbury, UK (Show)
August 16-Frylands, UK (Show)
August 17-Ab and Boo Fly Home
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Thank you...mom's should get something too! Her project caused way too much drama at our house until it was finally over with and the paperwork was submitted! I am so glad that is behind me...now to start harping on Boo to get some Eagle badges done. I want his Eagle done before he turns 17, just like Ab...that gives a few years but he seems to not get badges done in a timely manner....
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And wow! What an itinerary!!! That is going to be amazing!!!
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Amazing trip. The kids look great in their dance costumes. Looks like a lot of fun and very educational.
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Wow, that is quite an itinerary! I was fascinated by the dates for the shows. When you went through Italy, France and Switzerland, I knew where all those places were. How ironic then that I had to look up Hessle and Frylands in the UK! Fortunately I did at least know where the other places were, so that's something....
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Spring Break...

Okay, spring break is here and the trip just about 4 months away and I need to do some SERIOUS planning this week while I have time because the next 2 months are extremely busy.

I bought yet another travel book this weekend...

Already been reading and taking notes...so maybe I will have some plans for you in the next few days!
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LOL...most of the places in UK are at Scout camps...any of them near you?

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Thank you...and it is a crazy itinerary...So glad I am not planning it all. In fact the man in charge left for Italy last night after dance practice to work on more stuff for the trip. I can't imagine putting this size of a trip together...secretly I think he is enjoying going to Europe at least once a month and doing the leg work.
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The trip planning has not been going well, simply because I have so many questions that need to be answered and so afraid of dealing with the language barrier...

I need to qet my questions organized and start writing them down in 1 place...

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