|My olympian journey draws to a close. There will be no sambas, umbrellas, rock art, or Super Mario but there will be plenty of memories of gold medal winners and beautiful venues. There will be new things learned. What the heck is a spindle bomb? Who were the Wanapums? A plant with hair? Did you know that reclusive Ms. Bair kept hats by her front door so that when someone came calling she could don a hat and say she was just going out? Thanks to all of you for attending the events and cheering me on. Sharing the experiences with you has made them richer for me. Go for the gold!