Right now there really aren't adequate words to describe the enormity of this past weekend, so I'm going to have to write about this thing incrementally, as it comes to me.
I just came across this picture on my phone of these two stowaways, Thomas and his teddy bear, aka Teddybearydough, or TBD for short. Back in July I mentioned that Jay and I were going to take Cameron with us to New York for a special kindergarten trip, but the closer we got to our departure the more we couldn't bare the thought of not having Thomas along too. So some time in October we checked the flights, saw there was availability, and booked it.
The only requirement for Cameron and Thomas to come to New York was that they had to cheer during the race. Their typical race-day demeanor is pouty, grouchy, and lackluster, and to be fair it's typically early, cold, and/or raining. But they were up for it this time and they stuck to their word, waving signs and thwacking their accordion noisemakers out along the course all day...and in the hotel, and on the elevator, and on each other's heads, and on the subway, which, incidentally, was probably their favorite part about the whole trip. That and riding in a cab with no carseats. These boys-and one teddy bear-were living it up big city style!