Usain Bolt

So there we are.  We’ve just pulled into Montego Bay, Jamaica and the TV is turned on in the Port Terminal building.  The locals are watching the Olympics and Usain Bolt is about to win his second gold medal.  Well, as you know, he wins.  The place goes absolutely nuts!!  I can’t believe how lucky we are to be standing in the middle of a crowd of Jamaicans as they celebrate their homeboy’s great victory!!  And to make things even better, as we’re bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River a short time later, the celebration continues.  One of the raft “captains” was singing to the top of his lungs as pickup truckloads of young, Jamaican men raced up and down the road that runs alongside the river, waving the Jamaican flag, honking their horns and chanting Bolt’s name.  And to add to the excitement, we were a very short distance from Usain’s hometown, so you can imagine the atmosphere surrounding the immediate vicinity.  Bottom line, it was a great moment.

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~ by stainfreemedia on August 24, 2008.

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