Sunday July 15, 2012
Day 6 St. Die-Des-Vosges, France
By: Kylee Zumach
Northern Lights 16-1
Hello everyone in America!
Today was a real early start because as you may or may not know today was our 5th straight day of playing! Each of which days consist of five whole games. Except for one day, we only played 4.
(The night before) When we arrived from our grueling 5 hour bus ride yesterday we had an… Interesting encounter with our first French meal. For starters we had a strange salad that consisted of coos-coos and seafood. (Not a big fan of ) and then potatoes that were dipped in what we thought was mustard and Mayonnaise (Also not a big fan of either) then our main course came we had the option of a white fish with potatoes or ham with potatoes. Everyone got the “ham” with potatoes except for Shelby, Abby, and Hannah. When our meal came out, our dear friend Jess who is part vegetarian saw her ham plate which was actually an assortment of ham and sausages and almost started crying because she said the meat looked so bad she couldn’t eat it. So Abby and her switched so everyone was happy J
Then we got to see our own “French Chalets”. Ooooo we are living the fancy life! Just kidding they are super small and we only share with one person. Some of the girls on the team were so freaked out that they checked the closet for “murderers.” To our luck there was none J Oops I almost forgot! Our own fancy French Chalets had NO WIFI IN IT! This sucks because that’s all my roommate, Rachel, and I whined about last night, Oh well! Lastly last night Rachel and I washed our jerseys in the sink. I have never done this before and neither has Rachel so let’s just say… Our bathroom was soaked. J
Okay so now onto actually today. We woke up and had delicious breakfast. (Personally my favorite meal so far) and then we went back to our fancy chalets and changed into our practice uniforms. Yes, we had to practice, again. UGH. I was so tired. But, it did help a lot. We had a lesson on moving backwards before we passed the ball because, unfortunately, our team has problems with not moving back fast enough to pass the ball and just did usual practice things.
Then we came back and had lunch and prepped for our games (like packed our jersey did our hair, you know, usual girl things)
Now onto the game! J
Today we brought the French youth national team to 5 games! That’s awesome to think about because those girls are the best in their country and we are just the 10 best in MN. The pattern was- Win, loss, loss, win, loss. Which was a good warm up because tomorrow we are going to- WIN, WIN, WIN J
After our games we were all bummed because we could have won but we didn’t. Oh well, like I said before we are going to be all wins tomorrow!
When we got back from the facility we were all STARVING so we ate right away then took a refreshing shower. Now everyone is Skypeing, facetiming, or just chilling in the main lobby. I think in a little bit we might even watch Finding Nemo on Adam and Barb’s Ipad. J Yay!
Lastly I would just like the thank Curt, Adam, Linda, Barb, Northern Lights and my parents for this awesome once in a life time opportunity! It’s truly amazing and I am blessed for this experience! SO THANKS EVERYONE J
Peace out, Kylee