Sitting quietly at Detroit Airport is so different from what I’ve lived for the last 11 days! What a rush yesterday provided with a noon stop at Ypsilanti, Michigan, followed by a tremendous finish line at The Henry Ford. What a complex! What a crowd! Every team was welcomed with enthusiasm and loud applause. It was a quick turn around as we prepared for the Awards banquet. It was held in the grand salon of the Henry Ford Museum in the midst of an unbelievable display called Driving America. It is definitely a “must return” location with all there is to see! Congratulations to all who participated, racers, support staff and Great Race staff. As I grow older, I truly understand the meaning of, “To finish is to win”!
Champions crowned, awards presented, thanks and recognitions completed, I returned to the hotel having to struggle with what to pack…what to leave behind. I always end up with more than I started with!
And now the lonely departure… I’ll do one final blog once I arrive home and have some time to reflect.
My first thoughts this morning were about Minneapolis-St. Paul…100,000 people to send us off on Great Race 2013. What a rush that will be!