Friday, May 1, 2009
Swine Flu and Us
Well, Phillip and Laura experienced what is now being referred to as "the Most Expensive Bus Ride Ever"! Since Fall, the band students at Buckhorn have been working toward a trip to Orlando at a cost of approximately $500 for each student. On Wednesday, they loaded up the bus and drove to Paint Rock (say 10 miles) before receiving a call to return home because two six years old in Madison may have swine flu which is probably only as serious as normal flu.
I am baffled that they would force them to abandon their trip resulting in disappointed kids who had worked hard for this trip and the waste of a large amount of money (assuming 80 kids and chaperones, we are talking $40,000 just for Buckhorn. Two other schools also had to return.) However, malls and restaurants and professional sports still goes on!
Needless to say, many of us are a bit aggravated. Here is a 31 News story featuring Phillip's girlfriend, Christina, and her mom.
Image: Swine Flu by Bruce Eagle at Northern Star Art