New York: Too much to write down!!!!
The Buffalo tournament brought me to a few of my goals. I have been looking forward to this tournament a long time coming. I always knew that I wanted to be in the state of New York and finally I get to go. The best part of it was that I got to go with my team.
Day one, fresh off the plane and still a bit hazy from the flight medication we trek from the Buffalo airport to see Niagara Falls.
It was absolutely beautiful. We all ran around in awe of the falls and taking pictures that we would eventually put on our web pages to share and immortalize our memories of our team. I can’t say that I am particularly affluent in New York geography but it was brought to my attention that just on the other side of the falls was Canada. I went crazy when I found this out.
Another goal of mine was to visit another country and would’t you know good ole’ Coach Bauer helped me to reach another goal. We may have been in Canada all of 15 minutes, but we were there oh yes… we were there.
Day two and a long time waiting, we finally get to play and it was awesome. It was our first win of the season and it was so much fun. The team really came together that game and it was a great feeling.
Day three we got to play Fordham and Buffalo. It seems that everywhere we go we have fans in the stands, I think coach Bauer’s family may have gotten a bit too rowdy though, just kidding. After the tournament we were supposed to head up to Coach’s family farm but it was raining so we decided to leave for Cherry Creek in the morning. Coach let us go out with our families so Shibe’s family took my family to a wing place called Duff’s. REAL BUFFALO WINGS!!!! The mild was enough to make you breath fire! We had a great night and I ended up buying a Duff’s shirt so that Shibe and I could be twins, it was great.
THE FARM WAS UNFORGETTABLE! First was the hay ride, it was awesome we got to tour the farm and search for good marshmallow roasting sticks (rad). Then Shibe and I bonded over hotdogs and hamburgers (we are the bodacious grille masters). After that the seniors taught the rest of the team how to swim. How did we teach them how to swim? There was this lake behind coach’s place but it didn’t look like we were going to get any use out of it since it was cold and rainy.
Little did everyone know Obert, Shibehot dogs, and I are impervious to cold weather. While everyone was bundled up in there sweatshirts and jackets paddling around on the boats we were patiently waiting the perfect moment to ambush. Shibe and I were waiting patiently on the floating diving board and Obe was strategically placed in a paddle boat. Then the time came we whipped off our clothes and dragged everyone in with us!!! I was a little over zealous though, I thought I had on a sports bra but I had a skin colored bra on and didn’t realize until my shirt was off (umm embarrassing?) and Obert swam in her boy shorts! So much fun! The not so much fun part was when we realized that we were on a farm operating on well water. Talk about interesting shower times. At the end of the day coach showed us the history of the farm that was documented by the sci-fi channel because a flying saucer had landed there. Then she decided it would be a good idea to take us out and show us where it had landed… let me just say tractors, people running around in masks and the light that Devon saw that didn’t belong to anyone in our party… I was traumatized. I was so much disturbed by this that I never wanted to leave the farm and I think that I might move up there. We all wanted to stay.
This trip was a great way to start off senior year but it was also a hard way to start it off, this is the end of the road for me but I will never forget the farm with my vb family. SENIOR YEAR HERE I COME!!!