But I also saw so many friends close up that I knew somehow I'd get photos. And Jackie's photos say it all. So enjoy, compliments of Jackie. The tears that evaded me yesterday? All arrived in a rush this morning after seeing the raw emotion of Jackie's photos. Enjoy everyone. I'll share more as my feet come closer to touching down on the ground.
Matt Cullen, #7 of the Minnesota Wild arrives. Matt and the Grommesh family are well acquainted through Matt and his wife Bridget's foundation "Cully's Kids."
Bridget and Matt Cullen
This Adair thanking everyone in the crowd, right before the bus gets moved... its approximately 3 pm by this time.
Ty asking them if they are ready to move that bus? We've been chanting it on and off for an hour now, but the family has only been here a portion of that time.
These next few are pure emotion, some of the few unstaged, raw moments... are you ready?
That bus moved!
After this, the family moved inside and Jackie said her camera card said "full." Plus, the filming inside? 3-4 hours long. This is when the crowd started leaving.
The next two photos are mine from where I stood and what I saw. I was battling a migraine, and just happy to even be a part of it.
Last shot of the house before I left.
Last shot of the bus before I left, and so did the bus.
One last request we made of security... can we see inside the bus? With a quick look around them and a small nod and smile, we get our 1 minute tour of the bus. The driver is the one seated and he is plotting his map for the drive to Ohio. There is only 1 extreme bus, and it travels back and forth between locations during the week of filming.
I am still processing my emotions and thoughts and hope to come back soon and share more...