When the doors opened for the start of Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Historical Park, it was already a success with the throngs gathered out front. I don’t know the official count, but The Guests were eager to enter and at one point there were some radio discussions regarding the need for additional parking.
I began directing Guest traffic in The Atrium until an eager Volunteer decided she should crowd me out by trying to direct traffic, as well. There was no need for two at that specific station so I asked where I could be useful and was directed to the “general admission” door to assist in guiding Guests so the one Volunteer, originally assigned to parking could return to her post.
I must say, it became exhausting and by the end of my 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM shift, I was ready to call it a day – except I had to return home to teach at 4:00 PM.
My college friends, Linda and Dave Lewis came to The Park and I had hoped to see them and their son, daughter-in-law, and toddler grandson, but our paths did not cross.
Teaching was fantastic and again, I am pleased with the results.
Monday morning, the plan is to rise at 5:00 AM to watch The Queen’s funeral with Joshua and David, and David’s Bostonian parents, Anne and Phil. As far as I can recollect, I have viewed royal funerals for Princess Diana, The Queen Mother, and Prince Philip.
I had hoped to mow the yard after watching the funeral but it appears we have rain coming in between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Sigh…
On to bed to sleep as much as I can and hope I shall be able to nap before teaching.