Columbia Little Leaguers Return
The tiring, 13-hour trip home started with a 1 a.m. bus ride to Philadelphia, then a flight to Indianapolis and, after a brief layover, another flight to St. Louis.
For the final, Interstate 70 leg, the boys took another bus while many of them napped.
"It felt pretty quick, 'cause I slept most of the way," said Jeffrey Ausmus, whose mom added, "He'd like to play his PlayStation and he's looking forward to sleeping in his own bed."
While many families finally took some well-deserved down time, the boys said they'll always have their memories.
"Just meeting all the players from the different teams, especially the Japanese kids," added Jeffrey. "They were our favorites."
Click on the link to the right for more video of the Daniel Boone All Stars' return from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.