Wow, what a trip! I don’t know how the folks at Bert’s Big Adventure do it, but they keep one-upping themselves. Last year’s adventure was incredible, and they came up with even more outstanding surprises for the families this year. As with every BBA, it was VIP all the way for the kids and their families. Riding in limos, flights in chartered planes, many special events….the list goes on, and no stone is left unturned.
For any readers who aren’t familiar with BBA, you should check out their website HERE. Each year they select some very special families to take on this trip, and I’ve been lucky to see twice now how much impact is made by all the planning, donations, and caring that goes into this event.
It was so lovely getting to know these wonderful families, and watch them enjoy a few days away from the trials of their everyday lives. For a little while the stress, worry, and doctor visits are put on hold and replaced with excitement, laughs, and play time.
Here’s a good handful of photos from our adventure. There are a ton more that I’ll be passing along to the families, but I wanted to post a decent sample of all the fun. There’s also a slideshow at the end of this post if you want to see even more!
I have to shout-out to my pal and fellow photographer, Robin Nathan. She came along on this year’s trip, and it was great having her talent and personality along with us. By the way, that’s her hiding in the back of this next pic…I see you!
My favorite part of this year’s trip was the surprise dance party with all the characters. The kids AND adults were all having a blast!
The parents wrote such beautiful letters to their children, and read them during the broadcast before we headed back to Atlanta.
The goodbyes are sad, but only temporary. The staff plans multiple reunion events throughout each year for all the previous BBA families. So cool!
Thanks to the BBA folks and all the fantastic families for all the truly magical moments!
To view a slideshow of more images from this year’s awesome BBA journey, please click HERE