Parting is such sweet sorrow. Families arrived at the hotel to say their goodbyes and wish us all well. There were many hugs, pictures, and exchange of emails, addresses, and websites. We were amazed by the level of commitment these families made for this exchange. Some of the adults and kids broke out in tears as they wished us all goodbye.
Several kids and adults went with us to the airport. They waited for use to check in and then stayed with us in a lounge until it was time to go. Some kids got in another round of games while others chatted and exchanged contact info. Bailey was told by one of the boys that he loved her. Then he was goaded by his other friends to kiss Bailey - AND HE DID! While we were in line to go into security he snuck up and kissed her on the cheek before running back to the safety of his buddies.