Journey For A Chance

“The Eagles Have Landed”

Posted on: July 16, 2010

WE ARE IN NASHVILLE! We arrived around 10:30 last night and went straight downtown to the arena. I wasn’t sure what to expect since the directions online were kinda sketchy about the times they were handing out wristbands. Boy was Nashville hopping last night! The streets were packed out and mostly with people sporting their wristbands. There wasn’t a big crowd at the arena so I figured that they had shut down for the night. I went ahead and asked a girl with a wristband on if she knew anything about the time frame. She said, “They’re doing it 24/7 until Saturday at 8 AM and there is NO line right now”. So Brittany and I walked into the arena and waited a WHOPPING 20 seconds for our turn and it took another 30 seconds to get our wristbands. Shew! The hardest part of the whole thing was when I walked the 1 block in my standard 2″ heels to the arena. I may not have waited in long lines, in the sweltering sun, fighting crowds, but by-golly I have a couple of blisters to prove I suffered for the cause! Ha! So…we didn’t stay downtown long because we figured we’d better get to Laura and Joe’s place before it got super late. We arrived here around 11:30 last night and chatted a while. Of course I’m the oldest out of the house occupants so naturally I went to bed first. Not sure that 26 counts as “old” but obviously it did last night cause I crashed at 1:00 and never heard another thing till I woke up at 9:00 this morning. How wonderful 7.5 hours of sleep felt after driving 6 hours!

So we have Friday to do whatever we want. Maybe we’ll do a little sight seeing. Not to much shopping for me though cause I’m on a tight budget! This was an “unexpected” trip for our expenses so I’m trying to be careful and use my funds wisely. I just hope a really cute purse or pair of shoes doesn’t jump out and attach itself to my arm; begging to be taken home. I can’t resist that kind of desperation very often. 🙂

Well…hopefully my next blog will be tomorrow before/after/during auditions. As of 10 AM yesterday morning they estimated 10,000 people had already shown up to register. Not sure of a final count for yesterday but I’m sure it was high. They lowered the age to 15 for tryouts this year (which I think is a little young for a reality show but who am I to argue?). This has been so much fun already. I’m glad I did it regardless of what comes about. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I woke up with a sore throat yesterday and it was kinda scratchy all day so let’s pray that resolves itself. And also please say a prayer for my nerves. I’ve never felt them THIS strong before and it’s been making me sorta queasy. I know, I know, it’s kinda silly but I have to remember that this has the potential to be big. Ya never know. Well…that’s all for now. Until tomorrow…

1 Response to "“The Eagles Have Landed”"

I am so proud of u for going thru this. Like u said this is a one time experience and i am so happy u get to endure it. Give them what u got girl. I have faith in you

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