I am proud to say that this past Saturday I successfully completed my first paid ride! Now I know you might be asking yourself, "But Lance, I just read a few blogs ago that you did a Mom's Night Out event?" And yes I did, but since that was technically a "test" ride, I'm not going to count that one. :)
This past Saturday, 10/15/16, I actually hosted 2 groups. The first group, Texas A&M C.A.M.P. (Caring Aggies Mentoring Program) - a group of 12 high school juniors and Texas A&M Former Student mentors - hosted their monthly outing in College Station, TX. I drove the group from Houston to College Station and back starting at 7:00 AM. When in College Station, the kids toured the Texas A&M Nursing School and Pharmacy School as part of their experience on campus. Before we departed, we were able to take a group picture in front of the all impressive Kyle Field. We arrived back in Houston and I finally dropped off our last passenger at 4:00 PM.
My 2nd ride was for the Cy Ranch Homecoming! I hosted about 14 high school seniors who started the night by eating dinner at Maggiano's in Memorial City Mall before heading to the dance at the Berry Center. The night started around 5:30pm and finally concluded at about 11:30pm as I dropped everyone off at one of their houses.
In all, I say it was a successful first day all around. The bus was tested throughout the day after taking the long trek to College Station and back and then turning around about 1.5 hours later and having the bus fueled, cleaned and ready to go for the Homecoming event.