While the excitement certainly seems to be in Chicago, those of us who made it back home have lots to report on, too. Two of our super-chaperones added a great deal to the parents' experience yesterday: Marilyn put together a slide show of photos on the new kiosk screen in the upper hall, and many parents stood huddled around it at coffee hour, eagerly viewing the scenes from our journey. Then at our parents meeting, Martha told tales from the trip and gave a rundown of what we did and how everything went. Parents were enraptured and enjoyed hearing more about the trip than they ever thought they'd get to hear.
Lanier is in her car, on her way from San Antonio to the Gulf Coast, where she was prior to the trip and will continue to do relief work out there over the next week.
Some members of the "Northwest Six" have been in touch with friends who are still in Chicago and are planning to greet the crew at the airport tomorrow.
Henry returned home safely this afternoon and will make his triumphant return to Belmont Hill tomorrow.
I've been playing liaison between parents and the Chicago bunch, which has been a true joy. I'm so honored to be a part of this community. It's been amazing to see the way that everyone has rallied in this situation and I think it's brought all of us - both here in and Chicago - closer together.
See you at Logan,