Friday, June 11, 2010

Class of 2010

Congratulations to my brother, Dylan, the high school graduate!

It takes about 30-ish minutes from my mom's house to get to the Tacoma Dome, so we left at 5:30 to get to the 7pm ceremony. Gotta have good seats you know!
At approximately 6pm we were in the exit lane. At about 6:30 we were about 5 feet further. A few minutes later we saw a boy running down the I-5 exit with cap and gown in hand (turns out we knew him), a few minutes later another boy with cap and gown in hand rand down the exit ramp. Our exit curves to the right and then exits again (where we need to go) or continues on into the surface streets of the city. About 7:15pm-ish we finally reach our final area of the exit that should lead us to the Dome parking---BLOCKED! By not very pleasant policemen, shouting and wildly gesturing at anyone who hesitated....which is all of us since we have no idea where to go except, you know where we are supposed to be. We are country bumpkins heading in to the big city for graduation after all. SO we navigate through the throng of cars, every single green light blocked by all the cars waiting at the next red light up ahead so we barely move. So we finally make it inside and sit down at 7:45pm! 2 hours and 15 minutes for a 30ish minute! UGH!
Luckily the started late at about 8pm.
After braving the traffic on the way to a restaurant for dinner (another hour to go about 1.5 miles) we ate dinner and headed home, diploma in hand. I got home at 1:30am! Both boys were asleep, of course. That was the longest I've been away from Gus even including my ER visits and surgery for kidney stones.

1 comment:

Our Journey to Forever said...

Oh my goodness Heather--this is unreal! Funny too seeing the boys running down the interstate with caps and gowns in hand.

I am glad you made it though! Congrats to your little brother:-)!!