The Australian Paralympic Committee chartered a flight for the entire team. Just about 400 people, athletes, coaches and staff, so logistically you would think it would be a nightmare. Getting all that luggage and people from the Paralympic Village, to the airport and making sure that all of it was tagged properly to all the individuals home states. But I must say I have never been involved in something so big that ran so well! We were all given times to check our luggage at the village, have it loaded on to a van, have ourselves booked on a bus and then go through the process again once we got to the airport.
|And even wearing Qantas PJ's|
I, along with a number of others left the room to make our way over to another terminal to catch our next flight. I couldn't wait to get home, I wanted to share my experiences with Russ and all my family and friends.
Upon my arrival in Melbourne my coach, Helen, was there to greet me. It was great giving her a big hug, showing her my medal and thanking her for being my coach. Arriving home was even better when I was able to hug my husband! Boy I certainly missed that! It was fantastic being home and I have organized a number of social gatherings of friends from different areas of my life in order to celebrate with thme and than them for their support throughout my campaign. Without their support this dream would have never been fulfilled.
So where to from here? The World Championships are in Canada next year and I missed out on that World Championship win last year, so I will be out to get that title.