Friday, February 6, 2009

Pit Stop: NYC

We were en route to Bermuda on Tuesday, that is until we took a little pit stop to the bitter cold Big Apple. Our flight to Hamilton was canceled as soon as we deplaned at JFK. So we jumped shipped, booked a hotel in Times Square and spent a couple of days in my favorite city. It seemed like everyone had a friend to catch up with, and it was a great getaway from the monotony of training in Chula Vista. Luckily, we had a couple days to spare and we weren't in a hurry to get to Bermuda. However, attire-wise, we were most unprepared for the winter weather. Imagine traveling from San Diego to Bermuda - would you pack a winter coat??? A few of the girls ate a nice Italian feast down in Little Italy while others stayed in Midtown to catch a comedy show with Lauren Powley's brother. I must admit, I absolutely love the buzz of NYC. It is a city of its own kind; a place where you are free to be who you want to be and do what you want to do - a place where there seems to be no limits, almost to a fault. Oh, New York City, how I love thee.

But regardless of how much I adore the city, I could not wait to get out of that weather and go to a place a little more laid back - a place with a bit more green, blue, and pink (yup, they have pink sand here) - a little island called Bermuda. The little detour to NyC put me in the right frame of mind to enjoy my respite in this beautiful country.

Today, we play our first match of the tournament against Jamaica, who is an unfamiliar foe. However, we are prepared for any sort of battle they throw at us. It should be a fun game to get under our belts . . . it is always a good day when you wear the Red, White and Blue.

A special shout out to Katie R. who gets her first cap* playing for the USA today!!!

*a cap is an official international match

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