They had been through it all before in Madrid, Oslo, Camp David, Taba, Annapolis, and blah, blah, blah.
On this Christmas Day, Leslie H. Gelb, back from West Point and Annapolis, has the rousing answer.
The Race Across America departs from Oceanside, California tomorrow, and ends at Annapolis, Maryland, some 12 days later.
U.S. state, named for Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), wife of English King Charles I. Related: Marylander.
Capital of Maryland.
Note: Location of the United States Naval Academy.