Thursday, April 23, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
After a weekend In Colorado Springs playing the Air Force Falcons and the UNLV rebels, we headed back to Albuquerque for a couple of days school and practice before flying out to Idaho to take on the Broncos of Boise State. Again, back for two days practice and a quick trip to university before another trip to San Diego for a 5 day trip on the California coast.
So, I bet your thinking "wow, this is the life" and to be honest you are right. I’m playing the sport i love, traveling with 8 of my good friends to places i would never have been otherwise. It is however, very much business on a road trip and time to relax and sight see is limited. An example of our itinerary would be as follows.
A flight from the sunport airport in Albuquerque would take us to our destination and after claiming our bags, we would wait for the two hire cars which are normally from budget and we make our way to the hotel. Our hotel is normally one from the Hilton family but if we get lucky it can be a Hyatt. After a quick turnaround at the hotel, it will be a trip to the tennis center for a short practice to get used to the environment and courts for the following days fixture.
Dinner time after practice would normally consist of a nice Italian restaurant that sells a good array pasta. After dinner it’s just relaxation time at the hotel and then a quick team meeting to discuss what kit to wear and any last minute team news will see us off for the night.
Just for arguments sake, if we have a match scheduled for 1 pm, we would leave the hotel about 11 to go and eat and the get to the courts about an hour and 15 minutes before our match. After about a 4 hour match, we would get showered up and head for some food, which would normally be fast as we would have our next flight back to Albuquerque that evening.
It is a hectic time on the road but it is very enjoyable and experiencing different parts of America on a weekly basis is something i will never forget.