Creative Ways to Get to NQC: Part Three
Third “Creative Way to Get to NQC”:
Length of Trip: 191 hours at 4 miles per hour – an estimated nonstop gallop of 7 days
Jayme Garms (age 9) enlisted her stick-horse, Thunderbolt, to be her means of transportation for the trip of 766 miles from Braham, Minnesota to Louisville, Kentucky.
Jayme’s packing list:
- I should bring an extra cowboy hat just in case I’d go so fast I’d lose my first one;
- and I wouldn’t bring much.
Jayme’s food for the trip:
- Reese’s Pieces (but those might melt);
- and five apples, because they have some water in them and they’re something to eat (and my horse would like apples).
The people Jayme is most looking forward to seeing:
- First of all, Daniel J. Mount…if I get there.
- Once all my family gets there, I’d want to set up a booth by the Booth Brothers.
Jayme’s message to all 2011 NQC attendees:
“If I make it, I’ll see y’all at NQC.”
For a gallery of more “Creative Ways to Get to NQC”, click more.
Sam’s idea of getting to NQC was to wear roller blades, attach an umbrella to his back(to keep out the rain and sun), clip a water bottle to his belt with a straw in it for easy drinking, and tie a rope to a passing car and zoom down the highway to Louisville. We hope he makes it.
Taylor got the bright idea of riding in a wagon to Louisville, but needed someone to pull her. She tried to convince Leesha, but Leesha wasn’t about to pull her all the way to NQC. As far as we know, they are still on Quail Street.
Ben decided to borrow Sam’s old tricycle and hit the road. One minor difficulty is that Ben is 6’3″, and three times bigger than the tricycle. We hope the tricycle survives.
Well, there you have our creative and cheap ways to travel to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the 2011 National Quartet Convention. Suffice it to say, we actually will not be attending this year, as we doubt any of the modes of transportation will safely and effectively make the 766 mile trip. Enjoy your time at NQC for all of us!