July 21st, Day Fifteen - Leave for Home
Some fooling around before leaving for home.
At six in the morning I was awoken for the last time
in Minnesota. The crew got together with our foremen Andy
and Vern for the last time during breakfast. Andy and Vern gave everyone in our
crew this CD which had contact information from everyone on staff and in my crew,
along with photos of each of us.
We said our goodbyes to our foremen and got on the
yellow school bus that took us to the airport. Everyone who had a beard, including
me, kept it to show off to people at home. We arrived at the airport that afternoon,
only to see the new set of participants waiting at the airport. Clean shaven and
well kept, they were excited and tired from their flights. It seemed so long ago
when I too was in their very shoes. Not knowing exactly what to expect. Not even
thinking about how much I would change in these two weeks. As I passed
them, I said " Hi," as I dragged
my bag (now heavier) and showed off my beard and tan. I said my goodbyes to my
crew mates, and took my long flight home.
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