Island Thoughts - Day 5
March 11, 2013
Aloha Pirate Nation,
Today marks the fifth day we have been in Hawaii and although it is raining as I currently look outside beyond the balcony, Honolulu has been nothing short of beautiful. We were so thankful to finally step outside after our 10 hour plane ride and stretch our legs in warm weather. The girls were not only so excited to be in such a wonderful place, but also excited to see what the trip had in store for us.
Both Thursday and Friday the girls and I woke up a little earlier than our normal "sleep-in" time and headed down the escalator to the beach only a couple of steps away. We had fun soakin' up the sun and walking up and down the beach taking in all that was around us. A lot of us couldn't resist the shops either and jumped at the chance of the cute little International Market shops as well as the overwhelming three-story Forever 21. Our excuse for everything so far is...why not? We're in Hawaii!
I think the best treat by far has been the love and support from the local parents and family. The Hawaiian families have been so generous in helping to provide us with food, drinks, gifts, but most of all their love. They have been so welcoming and so kind to the team, coaches, and families and I hope they know just how much we have enjoyed everything.
Although the team would have liked to have bounced back and given Portland State and Hawaii a run for their money, the positive to the two canceled games today is that now we are all even hungrier to play even more than before, so I would watch out for the Pirates the next couple days. We aren't quite finished with Hawaii yet! "