After 81 days, it was time to say good bye. The caravan presented the Wagon Masters, Tail Gunners, and Photographers with gifts of appreciation (from left to right: Don & Rebecca Sharp, Tom & Sandy Pearcy, Phil & Nita Taylor). This was followed by back slaps, hand shakes, bear hugs, kisses and tears with promises to keep in touch. Business cards, phone numbers, email and home addresses were shared with admonishments to "come on by and see us sometime." We saw fantastic scenery, thrilled to the closeness of wildlife, learned a hundred new ways to say "roadwork," and made lifetime friendships. All in all, it was a fabulous trip.