Guest luna Posted June 24, 2003 Report Share Posted June 24, 2003 I thought I would never get out of Asheville and on the road to Richmond. It's amazing how many details I had to take care of before I could start my vacation--pet care, teaching lesson plans, car maintenance, etc... To make it even more hectic, my hubby was preparing to go to Sweden, so he was frazzled too. We ended up leaving the house for our respective journeys at the same time. I left my Mapquest directions at the office and didn't want to take more time to retrieve them, so I decided to just wing it--I remembered the route, but underestimated how much time it took. As a result, I was late for dance camp check-in, and missed the introductions of the other campers. Pedro (teacher extrordinaire) and Asimina (Heidi's assistant) were there to welcome me with smiles and hugs. I had just enough time to dash over to the hotel to check in and change into my leotard and tights. The placement class was challenging for me, as I hadn't danced in several weeks due to a pulled calf muscle. Pedro taught the level 4 class--he's probably the most challenging of all the instructors at Richmond. I was red in the face and dripping sweat in no time. I had to really force myself to concentrate because Pedro usually goes over combinations only once, and my mind was still in the car, having had no time to transition from highway mode to dance mode. I was thrilled that Pedro's first comment to me was that my pirouettes had improved over the past year. Hurray! After class I went back to the hotel to unpack and take a hot bath. The hotel staff gave me directions to a small grocery store, where I bought all the toiletries I had forgotten to bring (can't do without razors and toothpaste for a week!), as well as bottles of water and juice. Once back at the hotel I set a wake-up call, filled out a breakfast order card (oatmeal--cheap, and it sticks to the ribs), and went to sleep early, eagerly anticipating my first full day of dance camp! More tomorrow... Quote Link to comment
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