The entire crew lines up to welcome the riders in to the closing ceremony, where we shared tears of joy, muscle aches and good food before heading back to NYC.
The 3.5 hr bus could have been a tedious one, but thanks to a good movie and lots of good friends, the time went quickly. It was nice to sleep on a bed instead of the ground and to take a hot shower that didn't require coins to operate.
Now I sit at LaGuardia airport awaiting my flight that's already been canceled once. Perhaps, just maybe I'll make it back to Michigan soon. :-)