Well, after over two thousand miles, Dad, the Corvette, and I are finally home.
We left Bennington around 9:00am and headed straight for home. It was an easy drive which was done mostly on highways. We made three quick stops, one stop for lunch, one stop for gas, and another stop at a BMW motorcycles dealership.
Dad has a BMW motorcycle that we both ride so we decided to stop and look around for a little bit. It was a very nice dealership and they had a huge selection of bikes, and even more were in the back for service. I talked to some of the bikers at the dealership and they said they passed three or four other rally cars while they were on the way to their dealership.
Dad drove for the majority of the trip home, which was different since I spent the last 1,750 miles in the drivers seat. Dad asked me how it felt to be in the passenger seat, I said "relaxing". I asked him the same question about the driver's seat and he had the same answer. I think we both enjoyed driving down the highway at speed of over 50mph, listening to the radio, and letting the GPS tell us where to go.
While I was sitting in the passenger seat, I finally had some time to reflect on the events of the past week and analyze everything that went on.
I truly had a fantastic time at the Great Race. Yes, some stages and portions were difficult, but all in all, I had a blast. If I had the opportunity to do it next year, I'd love to. Corky Coker said last night at dinner that the tentative route would be Dollywood to Hollywood for next year (but that is subject to change) and it will be held during the last week of June and will roll into the first week of July if it is a second week. I made some great friends on the rally and I'd to see each and every one of them again in the future. Driving across the country has always been a dream of mine, and what better way to do this than with the Great Race!
See you in 2012 (fingers crossed)!