I have a lot to catch up on…so here we go!
Recently, we have had the chance to travel to some pretty awesome places. We traveled to Tempe, Ariz., for the Kajikawa Classic and to Palm Springs for the Cathedral City Classic. The two tournaments were jam-packed with some of the best teams in the nation. Our team’s victories and struggles in these two tournaments have shaped our team into what we are today, two months later, confident and full of fight!
Oh yeah, and we did just get back from a little island state called HAWAI’I. Whoop!
You name it, we did it!
-Hiked to the top of waterfalls
-Surfed waves all the way in to the beach
-Snorkeled with sea turtles and monk seals
-Took helicopter rides around the island of Oahu
-Swam with dolphins
-Body surfed Sandy Beach (My little sister, Brooke, got thrown about 15 feet onto the beach.)
-Hiked up Diamond Head Crater
-Faced 60-to-70 mph winds at the Pali Lookout
-Paddle boarded in the surf (If you are 6’8 and 260 1bs., this might be a little difficult.)
-Visited Pearl Harbor
-Experienced the Polynesian culture with hula dancing, tree climbing and fire-throwing dancers
-Had a team luau with a giant roasting pig
-Saw the Pipeline and the North Shore’s best surfing
-Climbed an old WWII trail up a cliff at 3 a.m. Whoop!
And we played a little softball! We left Hawai’i with a 4-1 record in the tournament, completely confident. It’s amazing how a road trip and memories on the road can shape our team and catapult us into conference play.