I want to thank the organizers of this year's Gumball Rally for a wonderful event. Our team had a great time, and although we didn't finish in the top 10 (CORRECTION: TOP 50), It Doesn't Matterhorn, because we really enjoyed our participation in the Rally.
This was our first year rolling with the Gumballs and we are glad that we could join all of you. In previous years we really wanted to participate, but had conflicts with other activities, usually theatrical -- we are heavily involved in community theaters in the San Jose area. We're glad that we made this a priority, because it was such a good time.
One of the things that made it especially special (how's that for redundancy) is the fact that once we entered the park we suddenly had hundreds of new friends. Whenever we'd pass another team, or spot a spotter, we'd wave and shout encouragement, and when we got to stand in line with other Gumballers we enjoyed getting to know the other team. We are grateful for the opportunities to talk with the Frying Pans, and Step In Time, and Drinkin' With Lincoln, and the Gumball Teacups, and Cheeseburger and a Pair of Mice (all the way from Wisconsin!), and Rock Chalkers (all the way from Kansas), and Esmeralda Predicts We Win, and the Incrediballs, and Team #500 (what was your team name?), and --- oh, so many others that I can recall right now. That was what really made this event worth attending!
We are looking forward to next year ... hopefully our calendar will again be free. We already have a new team name picked out. It is ************** (deleted).
- Larry and Kathy and Nikki and Dave
"It Doesn't Matterhorn"
p.s. Sorry if our shirts blinded anyone. You can take those sunglasses off now.