So three kids from Florida, led by the oldest 15-year-old sister, took a flight to Dollywood without their parents’ permission. From the Guardian:
With little to do on a hot summer day, Bridget Brown, a 15-year-old from Jacksonville, co-opted her 11-year-old brother, Cody, and a 13-year-old friend, Bobby Nolan, into a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, using $700 (£450) of savings.
They took a cab to the airport and were able to buy tickets from a Southwest Airlines sales desk without any raised eyebrows from the cashier.
Sadly, they didn’t realize that Dollywood is 200 miles from the airport, and so they had to call their parents to pick them up. Now, The Guardian and other papers are wondering, “Why Dollywood?” Easy. Bridget Brown. Fifteen years old is when you discover Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. When you first grasp the value of kitsch and hopefully see Cry Baby for the first time. In other words, an amusement park named after Dolly Parton, where you can try on her wigs, see her “glittery dresses” AND go on roller coasters? That’s totally worth sneaking away for…