This is my first of many blogs describing by experience in Beijing. Enjoy and GO USA!
Last Tuesday, our entire USA Beach Volleyball team flew up to San Jose, CA for Olympics Processing. My partner Todd Rogers had to fly up early to participate in an Ambassador’s program I had done a few months before. I got my two day Olympics Ambassador program out of the way months before Beijing and Todd, who waited until this week, only had to attend a three hour seminar!
Anyways, after arriving in San Jose we headed to San Jose State University for processing. There, we got bags and bags of USA clothing, suitcases, shoes, and everything else imaginable. We got fitted in Ralph Lauren blazers and white pants for Opening Ceremonies…not exactly my style but oh well. After getting fitted, we sat through a presentation on the Olympics and heard from past Olympians, etc. After a long day, we flew back home only to get on another plane a few days later for Beijing.
Todd and I arrived in Beijing yesterday and have just been trying to get acclimated to the time change and weather. We will be playing in the morning here in China which is great for family and friends in the US because it will be on at night but a little harder for us.
Opening Ceremonies are tonight so I will have a lot more to talk about tomorrow. Time for breakfast…GO USA!