Dreams Take Flight

B has been offered a once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland with an awesome charity called Dreams Take Flight.

Today started early (at 3am) as we had to have her at the airport for 4:30am…

We got her up and gave her a good breakfast as they would not be eating on the plane until around 8am…  I chose to give her some of the Taco Bake I posted about the other day…

And then we put her in the car and drove over to the airport at around 4am.

As it happened, we were a little early, so had to wait outside the lounge where the various groups were to meet up while they got everything organized.

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Hubby took a couple of photographs of B while we were waiting:

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Eventually, we were let into the lounge, where we found the meeting place for B’s group “Minnie Mouse” where she was given a Stampeders Tshirt to wear.

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B was so excited that she could not keep still and spent most of her time bouncing.  Her group leader said that she should have been in Tigger group!  But I think the name of her group suits B perfectly – she is small and squeaky!  And she was certainly squeaking with excitement this morning!

There was a bit of waiting around while the other 4 members of her group arrived, and while she was waiting, she got to meet the air-crew who were going to be flying the plane:

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The Stampede Princesses:

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Mounties:

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And the Calgary Flames mascot:

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She was also interviewed for the local news (Global TV)

I will be watching the news tonight for sure!

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And eventually, they were ready, and at around 5am her group headed off to security on their way to board the plane…

She was so confident and I am really proud of her!

We pick her up at midnight tonight, after a full day of going on rides.  She is going to be exhausted, but she will have so much fun!

I can’t wait to see all the pictures…

Edit:

This is a picture that appeared in yesterday’s Calgary Herald, showing B’s group as they emerged from the plane.  B is the one with her face half cut off sadly:

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And these pictures were taken as they arrived back home to Calgary at just gone midnight:

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On her Daddy’s shoulders as we were leaving the airport to come home.

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