By: Bailey Myers
January 5th, 2014
Tallahassee FL- The weather has wreaked havoc on travel plans for much of the country. For one local group full of teens their fun trip to London turned into a travelers nightmare.
They loaded the buses a little over a week ago today. All in preparation for this the Leon High School Marching Red Coats to be one of seventeen different bands representing the U.S. during London's New Year's Day Parade.
Not all of them would make it back on time. After a fun trip, thirty eight of the band members and chaperones took a flight to New York City.
Where weather and accidents pushed back their plans.
Ian McQuiag explained, "It was good and bad. I've never been to New York City and it's somewhere I've always wanted to go and I was with all my friends and I was in really good hands so I didn't really have a problem with it."
So, even though flights were delayed, canceled and pushed back the group toured the big apple.
One band parent explained, "Look it's another adventure. You get to see snow and you get to play in it.
Because Most of them have never seen snow so that was very very exciting."
The group decided it was time to take fate into their own hands.
The Principle of Leon High School, William Epting explained, "We can rent vehicles we can keep everybody together we can get everybody home. Yes it would be Monday but my main concern was that I had all thirty two kids and they would get safe and nobody gets stuck in an airport safe and sound."
Now the group is back on buses. Traveling down from the big apple to Tallahassee. They are expected to end up in Tallahassee late Monday evening.
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