The clue from last night told the kids today was the last leg. They didn’t believe it. No! There is something else! This morning we told them we would be home by the end of the day. The kids were a little sad,but also a little excited to get home. After a quick swim we packed up our bags, put on our AR uniform one last time and loaded the car. The kids read one of the few envelopes left and had to find out where the garlic capital of the world is.
We headed south to Gilroy and the kids were amazed by the smell. The challenge in Gilroy was they each needed to eat a scoop of garlic ice cream. The kids and Mr. John wisely chose chocolate, while I chose vanilla. With the chocolate it covered most of the garlic impact, but the vanilla really let the garlic shine!
Sage had a hard time finishing her garlicky confection, but with a little cheering on she bravely chugged the rest of it. We got some cherries from a roadside stand to get the garlic taste out of our mouths and continued south.
About two hours later we parked in our driveway and made our way inside where the kids were greeted by a roomful of our friends and family cheering the weary racers at the finale!