Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Home again, home again, Jiggety-jig!
To you who wonder exactly how we placed-- um-- although we were admittedly the last ones to cross the finish line, by the time they figured in our handicap, we weren't in last place.... quite. (We were (ahem...).#37)
I curled up like a cat, and napped for the better part of two days after getting home. And now for the overdue post-race wrap-up.
The most amazing part of this whole endeavor was the fine people we met. SO many made this race the pleasure it was: First, the organizers, who did a great job of making sure we were all more-or-less on the same page. Second, all the volunteers, the chambers of commerce, the 99s chapters, the FBOs, -- and more-- who all turned out in smiling force to speed us on our way, well-fed, well-cared-for, and feeling most welcome, the whole way. Each one made us feel as if their stop was surely a special place we'd like to go back to some time when we could enjoy all their town had to offer. Third, the people who were dragged into this thing unawares. I'm speaking of Classic 6 Racers' own heroes at Dumas, Texas, who went far beyond the call of duty to get us back in the air. Rocky Rexrod, here's lookin' at ya! Fourth, the racers themselves. Oh, my, what a remarkable group of women! I so much want to hear what Paul Harvey used to call "the rest of the story" from every one. Fifth, our own sponsors. Both Linda and I are most grateful to the support--, monetary, in-kind equipment loan, time-and-talent, and of course, our own personal cheering section. Thank you, thank you to all of you!
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