Thank you puddin for TES video because I forgot to record it!!
And I'd like to add my congratulations to Nick and Starr!
They ran an excellent race, played hard, and set new records along the way, and their win is WELL deserved.
They are also absolutely delightful in person, as are their parents and Nick's girlfriend. Both Nick and Starr went out of their way to help all of us to have a great TARcon weekend, and couldn't have been nicer. They (and many of the racers as well)also took the time to answer all of our thousands of questions, for which I am so grateful.
When I recuperate a little from all the festivities, I have loads of pictures and stories to share.
Quickly re Toni and Dallas: They got the passport back the morning of 5/14. They had to wait a little for their production asst to be ready to leave w/ them, as s/he had not been planning to leave until 5/15 (I think?).
I believe Toni said that production was prepared to just send them home, but they begged to be able to join the group and be able say to say their goodbyes. They got a flight but it was almost midnight by the time they joined the group.