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ON SALE 10:00AM JUNE 1ST
SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012
MONTEREY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
7:30 a.m. PST: Round one is over! Dylan cannot discuss it with me yet, per his confidentiality agreement.
We are taking a break from the books for a few minutes. Dylan is trying to kick my butt in gin rummy! I'm not going down without a fight though,lol.
Study after that for about 2 hours. After 3 p.m. approximately, all first round tests should be completed, at which time we can try and figure out how he did. Very unscientific though....out of the 50 words they spelled, only 25 pre-selected words will count toward preliminary score.
We will not know officially until Free round 3 is completed by all, roughly 5,30 to 6pm. Keep u posted as it goes....N
Along with prizes, Scripps National Spelling Bee Certificates, backpack, t-shirts, sunglasses are all embossed with "SPELLEBRITY, along with a definition of themselves, lol....You know Dylan can't wait to sport that combo! Did I mention that they are day glow orange??? I'm wearing mine.... albeit to sleep in!When we were done there, we stepped outside to find a festival going on here at the hotel. It's really beautiful, it overlooks the Potomic and yachts are conveniently harbored right there, so as to make a stunning backdrop.
|Adam Lambert in concert|
Totally unexpected was the Adam Lambert Concert we were lucky enough to fall into. We found ourselves eating funnel cake, & philly cheesesteak sandwiches just a few feet from the stage. I watched idol, the season Lambert was on, but let me tell you, he can blow, WOW!!! Even Dylan was impressed.Just as it was coming to a close, a security officer realized that we were wristband-less and void of all other appropriate entrance materials, you know, like a ticket..Haha. We had the pleasure of hearing and videotaping a vocal extravaganza on an exquisite backdrop, ate some local fare, before the ants descended in armies, heading directly to our funnel cake, and we took our cue to exit. They followed up with a fireworks display from the boats on the water. We went upstairs to study and being fortunate enough to be on the 15th floor with a side Potomic view we felt those fireworks. We tried to photo, but didn't come out that well.We study all day today in Preparation for the early (Tuesday) morning call of the 1st Round - a 50-word computer test.It's really special seeing your child here. So proud of him. No matter what. I keep reminding him how he will look back years from now with such pride at this accomplishment... twice, no less.-NICHOLA BIRD