I'm dragging a bit this morning. Allen's bus for his away meet left at 3:45 in the a.m. Within the DOD league there are only two schools relatively close to us - both are in Brussels and are about an hour's drive away. All the other schools are spread throughout Europe.
Throughout the course of the cross country season the team has travelled to England, other places in Belgium and to Germany. They have competed against teams from England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. That's a lot of passport traveling for a lot of kids. Often it has meant overnight trips departing mid-day on Friday. Yes, Allen has had to miss half days of school, much to his dismay.
As pleased as I have been that Allen has enjoyed cross country, I am also pleased that the season is ending. We'll have a bit of a break before track starts in the spring and the whole crazy travel schedule begins again.