Oh, Oh, Oh, It’s Magic, you know-o-oh!
O is for Orange county and juice that is richR is for Rockets and their red glareL is for Lilo whose best friend is StitchA is for AARP, the group with gray hair!N is for NAKED (got your attention?)D is for Digital communication sublimeO is for Oh, Oh, Oh, It's Orlando@50+ Time!
(Apologies to Jerry Jeff Walker and his infamous M-O-T-H-E-R song)
And apologies to those AARP members who are not gray (or who are and lovin' it), but I wanted something to rhyme!
This is my second trip to Orlando. My first visit was nine years ago via a charter bus as a chaperone to my youngest chick's high school dance/drill team on a trip to compete in Florida over spring break.
Let's just say that though I loved my time working with those very energetic and talented young women, I'll take the friendly skies anytime over a 20 hour bus trip. One rockin' loo, gobs of fast food, Flamin' Cheetos and 25 girls with motion sickness do not a serene trip make. (And while we're at it, let's toss in a spring whamo thunderstorm at 2:00 AM just as the little darlings were finally quiet.)
The following video of the drill team is of the current set of girls, I didn't have time to convert some old VHS tapes into digital for a YouTube video of the team I worked with. (Sorry, Emmie Pop.) Football in Texas on a Friday night; what else could one woman ask for?
I am counting on this trip to be a little less traumatic; no promises on it being less dramatic. I 'm bringing my traveling tiara I won many years ago in a Miss Farm Bureau pageant, ya'll, so you can recognize me ;-)
Thank you, AARP, and all the gracious judges who participated in the contest. I hope I can carry the ball for at least a couple of first downs and a chance to dance in the end zone, like this little foot work by Number 87 of the Bengals - Kelley Washington:
Yeah! Girls just wanna have fun!