Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back Where We Started From.....

Monday September 1st was a travel day home for us. We had breakfast at Elias Deli. This was a small spot we found the first day in Windsor and it worked. It was like our dining hall. The staff got use to seeing us everyday and it was simple and easy. The bus picked us up at 10 a.m and off through customs we went. As we crossed the bridge back over to the United States, the customs police were searching under cars that were in the long lines and searching the trunks of cars etc.. One officer got on our bus and checked our passports while the others checked under the bus and in the cargo areas. They try to make sure folks don't bring anything back into the United States that's not supposed to be there. We all know that's impossible but they try. The fact that the officer got on our bus and checked the passports actually helped us clear customs faster and we were on our way to the Detroit airport. On the way to the airport we notice that certain exits were blocked off as we rode by them. The bus driver made the comment that someone important must be coming through. Then we noticed the Obama caravan, with the big bus with smoked out windows and several official cars and trucks around it as it cruised down the freeway. We gave a peace sign to Barack and his people and proceeded to the airport where it was confirmed that Barack Obama was indeed in Detroit. We arrived at the airport at 10:45 a.m but our flight wasn't scheduled to depart until 1:40 p.m.

Why they had us connect through Chicago is beyond me but that's the route we had and you know we had to hit the Garrett popcorn spot once we hit the O'hara airport. A burger at Johnny Rockets and I was done for the day. While in the airport I watched some tape of the games we played and shared some of my thoughts with some of the guys on how they can improve. Tape is the best teacher cause it doesn't lie. We really didn't play bad but we do have a lot of work to do defensively. Glad we got a head start! B-more....we're baaacck!

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